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San Francisco, California 
January 16, 1986 






RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION 

REGULAR MEETING DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



MINUTES 



FEB 1 8 1986 

GAM FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBfiARV 



595TH REGULAR MEETING 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1986 - 2:00 P.M. 



The Five Hundred and Ninety-fifth Regular Meeting of the Recreation and 
Park. Commission was called to order on Thursday, January 16, 1986, at 
2:00 p.m., by President Eugene L. Friend 



1 . ROLL CALL 



Present: 

Commissioner Eugene L. Friend, President 
Commissioner Amy Meyer, Vice President 
Commissioner Keith Eickman 
Commissioner Tommy Harris 
Commissioner Ralph Hurtado 
Commissioner Frances McAteer 

Absent: 

Commissioner Jeffrey K. Mori 



Commissioner Friend noted, with regret, that Commissioner Ralph 
Hurtado would be leaving the Commission at the end of January, 1986, 
in order to accept an appointment as Special Assistant to Mayor Dianne 
Feinstein. Commissioner Friend stated that he would comment further 
on this matter at the end of today's meeting. 



APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the 
minutes of the Regular Meeting of December 19, 1985, were approved as 
presented. 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 

General Manager Mary Burns submitted the following report: 

" EMPLOYEE SAFETY TRAINING 

In January 8, 1986, the first in a series of four safety 
training workshops was held for Park Division employees at the 
Hall of Flowers. The growing concern over employee injuries on 
the job and a suggestion by the Work Improvement Project (NIP) 
Committee working with the Park Division prompted this effort. 
Guest speakers addressed the audience on a wide variety of 
topics including public safety and liability, the Employee 
Assistance Program, workers' compensation, stress reduction, and 
preventing back injuries. A slide program was presented as part 
of the back injury portion of the workshop, showing our own 
gardeners performing various tasks, especially those involving 
1 ifting. 

The success of the workshop involved the efforts of many people, 
but particularly Gloria Koch Gonzales, Gardener Supervisor at 
Crocker Amazon, and Davida Kaplet, Gardener at Alta Plaza, who 
were involved from the beginning of the project. Special thanks 
should also go to Ron deLeon, Assistant Superintendent of Parks; 
Gail Kuwamoto, Senior Personnel Analyst; and Tom Mrakava, 
Gardener Assistant Supervisor; for their assistance in putting 
this workshop together. 

DEPARTMENT SAFETY COMMITTEE 

The emphasis on hazardous materials in recent months has pointed 
out the need for a comprehensive safety program for this 
Department, encompassing not only employee safety, but public 
safety as well. Several of the NIP committees and the recently 
signed MOU with Local 790 have suggested the creation of a 
Safety Committee. 

Because of the diversity of this Department and the different 
issues of concern in the various programs, a Safety Committee 
has been appointed within each program. One representative from 
each program has also been designated to serve on a 
Department-wide Safety Committee. Chief Stationary Engineer Jim 
Sutro has been appointed the Department Safety Officer and will 
coordinate the efforts of the Safety Committee. Last week Jim 
attended a three-day training seminar designed for safety 
managers whose job is to develop a comprehensive safety program 
for a Rec/Park system. 

STATUS REPORT - LAKE MERCED B0ATH0USE 

As you are aware, Bay Area Location Caterers has filed for 
protection under bankruptcy laws. Nhile under the protection of 
the Bankruptcy Court, the Commission cannot take any action to 
enforce the termination of this lease as approved at the 
November Commission meeting. Ernie Prindle and Deputy City 
Attorney Mara Rosales will be meeting with the Bankruptcy Court 
on this Friday afternoon as part of the first Creditors' 
Committee meeting. At that time we will be filing a claim for 
delinquent rent which currently amounts to over $80,000. This 
amount includes the waiver of slightly over $40,000 in 
delinquencies that the Commission approved in March, 1985, but 
which has not yet been approved by the Board of Supervisors. 
This is being included in the bankruptcy claim on the advice of 
the City Attorney, so as to best protect our interests. Bay 
Area Location Caterers must decide on February 4th whether to 
accept or reject this lease, which means that they must come up 
with a repayment plan or begin termination of their lease. 

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GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (CONTINUED) 



LAKE MERCED FISHING PROGRAM 

The California Fish and Game Commission has enacted new 
regulations for designated inland fisheries, one of which is 
Lake Merced. These regulations allow fishing 24 hours per day. 
The regulations were enacted without notice to the San Francisco 
Recreation and Park Department and their implementation will 
make it necessary to patrol the lake on a 24-hour basis. 
Insurance liability will be increased and there will be further 
threat to flyover and nesting habitats for birds as well as 
plant and animal life. The Audubon Society, Native Plant 
Society and Sierra Club have been asked to express their 
concerns directly with the Fish and Game Commission. I would 
suggest that a letter from the Recreation and Park Commission 
also be sent to register concern about this ruling and its 
impact on Lake Merced. 

The Audubon Society has also written to the Department of City 
Planning, pressing for a full environmental assessment and 
E.I.R. on Lake Merced. Audubon is concerned about sparse and 
inadequate signage of designated fishing areas and inadequate 
marshalling and enforcement of fishing regulations. Staff is 
working on both areas with the concessionaire. Further 
developments on these issues will be reported to the Parks and 
Planning Committee. 

The Commission Secretary was directed to send a letter 
to the California Fish and Game Commission expressing 
concern regarding the implications of the new 24-hour 
ruling and its impact on Lake Merced. 



SUNDAY BUS LANE - TEA GARDEN DRIVE 

Plans are going forward to install posts to better define a 
Sunday bus lane on Tea Garden Drive. The work order for the 
bollards and signs has been issued and bollard anchors will be 
installed on January 21. Delivery of the bollards with 
double-backed signs is expected by the end of the month. Unti ' 
the signs are delivered we will be using bollards with 
reflective tops which we have on hand. 



SENATE BILL 806 - 1986 PARK BOND ACT 

The State Assembly will be voting this month on SB 806, which 
would provide a 1986 Park Bond Act to be voted upon by the 
people of California in June. This measure is urgently needed 
for additional park improvements in counties, cities and specia 
districts. Because this would be a non-competitive grant 
program, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will 
be assured of funding for local park improvements. It is 
requested that the Commission send a letter to Assembly Speaker 
Willie Brown and Assemblyman Art Agnos, urging support of this 
measure. 



The Commission Secretary was directed to send a letter 
urging support of this legislation. 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (CONTINUED) 

OCEANVIEW PLAYGROUND 

As a follow-up to the Public Meeting held at Oceanview Playground 
on November 26, an Advisory Committee is being established to 
work with staff to develop ideas for programs and special 
events. The first meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 
January 22 at 7:00 p.m. Commissioner McAteer and I will attend. 
In-service training is scheduled for other recreation directors 
on January 31 on the value of advisory groups, how to set one up 
and how to maintain interest in the process. I believe formation 
of such committees, especially at the larger centers, will help 
to ensure a department that is responsive to the needs of the 
communities it serves. 

Commissioner Meyer commented that she had received 
a report from Park Division staff regarding tree- 
trimming by PG&E crews at Oceanview Playground in 
response to her observation about the number of dead 
tree branches. This report pointed out the need for 
better coordination between our department and PG&E 
to assure that the trimming is done properly. The 
Commission Secretary was directed to send a letter 
to PG&E asking that they work with Park Division staff 
in an effort to correct this problem. 



NATIONAL SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING TEAM TRIALS 

On Saturday and Sunday, January 18 and 19, the U.S. Women's 
National Synchronized Swimming Team Trials will be held at Sava 
Pool, from 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. both days. 
Contestants from various parts of the United States will be vying 
for placement on one of three national teams. The three teams 
will then represent the United States in world competition this 
year. This is a major event in national swimming competition and 
the Recreation and Park Department is proud to be the host of 
these team trials. 



10TH ANNUAL ZOO RUN 

The Tenth Annual Zoo run was held last Sunday, January 12, with 
over 6,000 runners participating. Approximately $30,000 was 
raised. Ten years ago the San Francisco Zoo was the first to 
sponsor this type of race as part of their fund raising. Its 
success has prompted several other zoos throughout the country to 
hold similar events. 



INTERNATIONAL GOLF COURSE CONFERENCE IN S.F. 

San Francisco will be hosting the 57th International Golf Course 
Conference, sponsored by the Golf Course Superintendents 
Association, January 27 through February 4 at Moscone Center. 
Golf Division Supervisor Bob Killian will be speaking at the 
opening session on Friday, January 31 and Superintendent of Parks 
Barney Barron will speak on the subject of turf maintenance. 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (CONTINUED) 



BERNARD ZAKHEIM MEMORIAL SERVICE 

Members of the Commission may wish to attend the memorial 
service for Bernard Baruch Zakheim which will be held on 
Tuesday, January 21, 1986, at 4:00 p.m., at Toland Hall, 
U.C. Medical Center, 533 Parnassus. Mr. Zakheim, one of the 
mural ists whose work is at Coit Tower and also at Toland Hall, 
died in November at the age of 89. 



100TH BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS 

On Sunday, January 26, 1986, Mr. Sidney Amber, a member of the 
Golden Gate Park Senior Center, will achieve the rare age of 
100. His wife, Ruth, will celebrate her 91st birthday on the 
same date. Mr. and Mrs. Amber will be honored at a birthday 
dinner at the GGP Senior Center on Tuesday, January 28. I think 
it would be most appropriate for the Commission to send a letter 
of congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Amber to be presented at 
their mutual birthday celebration. 

On Wednesday, January 22, the Eureka Valley Senior Club will 
also be celebrating the 100th birthday of one of its members - 
Mr. Martin Donnelly. Mr. Donnelly, the owner of Anna's Danish 
Cookies on 18th Street since 1938, has been a member of the 
Eureka Valley Senior Club for more than 12 years. I would also 
like to suggest that a letter of congratulations be sent to 
Mr. Donnelly in honor of this special day. 

The Commission Secretary was directed to send a 
letter of congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Amber, 
and Mr. Martin Donnelly. 



DATES TO REMEMBER : 

Friday, January 17 - Third Annual Rec/Park Luncheon to 

celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day, 
Sigmund Stern Grove, 12:00 Noon. 

- Mather, Arboretum, Conservatory 
Committee, 3:30 p.m. 

Saturday, January 18 - Fuchsia Pruning Demonstration, 

Strybing Arboretum, 10:00 a.m. 

Thursday, January 23 - Recreation Program Committee Public 

Hearing on proposed fee increases for 
athletic field reservations, Hall of 
Flowers, 7:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, January 28 - Public Meeting on Kezar Masterplan, 

Hall of Flowers, 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday, February 6 - Parks and Planning Committee, 

9:00 a.m. 

Thursday, February 13 - Special Meeting of Parks and Planning 

Committee to review proposed revision 
of permit policy for major events in 
Golden Gate Park, Hall of Flowers, 
7:00 p.m." 



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CONSENT CALENDAR 

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, were 
considered to be routine by the Recreation and Park Commission and 
were acted upon by a single roll-call vote of the Commission. 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolutions, which were processed 
under Resolution No. 13572, were ratified: 



a. SUSPENSIONS AND TERMINATIONS 

RES .NO. 14207 

RESOLVED, That all suspensions and terminations during the period 
December 13, 1985, through January 6, 1986, are approved. 



EMERGENCY REPAIRS 

WORK AUTHORIZED BY THE GENERAL MANAGER 



RES. NO. 14208 



RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies approval of emergency repairs 
and/or reconditioning authorized by the General Manager, processed 
under Resolution No. 13570, to permit the continuance of operations or 
to safeguard life or property. 

Location Vendor Amount 

Sigmund Stern Grove Insulation Specialties Co. $ 1,239.00 
Polo Field, North 

Training Quarters " 1,134.00 

Portola Rec. Center " 1,020.00 

Kezar Pavilion " 2,300.00 

Mission Dolores Park Lowrie Paving Co. 14,900.00 



c. DOROTHY ERSKINE PARK 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RES. NO. 14209 

RESOLVED, That final payment to A. Answer, Inc., for completion of 
construction work under construction contract RP-1051 , is approved. 

Amount: $14,300.00 



BROOKS PARK 
FINAL PAYMENT 



RES. NO. 14210 



RESOLVED, That final payment to TMT Company, for completion of 
construction work under construction contract RP-1066, is approved 

Amount: $ 1 ,230.44 



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GENERAL CALENDAR 



5. NOE-BEAVER MINI PARK 
ANARD OF CONTRACT 

On the recommendation of Department of Public Works, 
and on motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by 
Comissioner Harris, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES.NO. 14211 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves award of contract to Tamal 
Construction Co., under construction contract RP-1080. 

Award Amount: $107,000 
Const. Mgmt: 13,000 



6. GOLDEN GATE PARK - CORPORATION YARD 
EQUIPMENT STORAGE SHED DESIGN 

On the recommendation of Mr. Bob Appleton, DPW- 
Bur. of Architecture, and on motion of Commissioner 
Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14212 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves design for equipment storage 
shed, Golden Gate Park Corporation Yard. 



THE FOLLOWING ITEM WAS TAKEN UP OUT OF ORDER. 



20a. CANDLESTICK PARK 

EMERGENCY DECLARATION 

Approval of declaration of emergency authorizing the General Manager 
to approve contracts as necessary to perform construction work at 
Candlestick Park. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained that the construction work now in 
progress at Candlestick as part of the Phase I improvements is under a 
very tight schedule and there was no time to allow for the normal 
contract approval process. The City Attorney advised the declaration 
of emergency in order to allow the contractor to begin work before the 
bid was formally authorized. 

Verl Hall from the Department of Public Works Bureau of Architecture 
and Jerry Henderson from the architectural firm of Crosby, Thornton 
and Marshall, were present to respond to any questions the 
Commissioners might have on this matter. Mr. Henderson spoke briefly 
regarding the work now underway, involving the reconstruction of the 
luxury boxes. 

On motion of Commissioner Harris, seconded by 
Commissioner Hurtado, the following resolution 
was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14213 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the declaration of emergency 
authorizing the General Manager to approve contracts as necessary to 
perform construction work in conjunction with Phase I Improvements at 
Candlestick Park. 



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THE COMMISSION RESUMED THE REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS ON TODAY'S CALENDAR 



SAN FRANCISCO ZOO 
ANIMAL TRANSACTION 

On the recommendation of Mr. Saul Kitchener, Zoo 
Director, and on motion of Commissioner Eickman, 
seconded by Commissioner Hurtado, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14214 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the following animal 
transaction for the San Francisco Zoo: 

SOLD TO: R. Rundel 
Sonoma, CA 

Four (4) Hartlaub's touraco valued at $250 each; 
for a total value of $1,000. 

Payment to be made to the Animal Purchase and Exchange Fund. 



SAN FRANCISCO ZOO 

RATIFICATION OF "MAPLE LEAF MONTH" DISCOUNT 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by 
Commissioner Eickman, the following resolution 
was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14215 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves ratification of "Maple Leaf 
Month" promotion, which allows Canadian citizens one free admission 
for every paid admission to the Zoo during the month of January, 1986 



9. SAN FRANCISCO ZOO 

TICKET SHELTER DESIGN 

Ms. Deborah Learner, Park Planner, explained that the -proposed new 
ticket shelters will replace the temporary shelters which have been in 
use at the Zoo since 1970. Ms. Annette Haflich, the designer, 
displayed several drawings of the proposed new shelters, which she 
stated would not only be more attractive, but would improve the 
traffic flow at the Zoo entrance. The same design is being proposed 
for ticket shelters at both the North and South entrances of the Zoo. 

On motion of Commissioner Harris, seconded by 
Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES.NO. 14216 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves proposed ticket shelter design 
for North and South Entrances of the Zoo. 



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10. BUCHANAN STREET MALL 
MASTER PLAN 

Mr. Phil Romano, Department of Public Works Bureau of Architecture, 
made a brief presentation regarding the proposed master plan. He 
explained that the Buchanan Street Mall., which is made up of five 
consecutive blocks between Eddy and Grove Streets, was established in 
1975 as part of a Redevelopment Program for the Western Addition 
area. Upon completion, ownership was transferred to the Recreation 
and Park Department. Since that time the condition of the play 
structures, landscaping, paving and lighting have deteriorated. 

Open Space funds were set aside for the development of this master 
plan to improve the Mall. Open Space funds have also been committed 
to fund the improvements in several stages over the next few years. 

Mr. Romano noted that several public hearings were held in order to 
get input from various community groups before the final design 
drawings for the masterplan were completed. 

On the recommendation of the Parks and Planning 
Committee, and on motion by Commissioner McAteer, 
seconded by Commissioner Harris, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14217 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves Buchanan Street Mall Master 
Plan as presented. 



11. MARINA SMALL CRAFT HARBOR 
BERTH RENTAL RATE 

Commissioner Harris noted that the proposed increase in berth rental 
rates was discussed at a public meeting of the Yacht Harbor Committee 
on January 13. After hearing testimony, the Committee voted to 
recommend a 5% increase in the berth rental rates, effective July 1. 

Commissioner Friend asked if anyone was present who wished to testify 
on this matter. Mr. M. Morris, who identified himself as a boatowner 
and a representative of the San Francisco Boatowners Emergency 
Committee, stated that the Committee was opposed to any increase in 
the berth rental fee and was also opposed to any increase in the berth 
transfer fee. In response to a question by Commissioner Friend, 
Mr. Morris stated that the SF Boatowners Emergency Committee had 20 
members. Mr. Morris also asked the Commission for a copy of the 
document which transferred the Yacht Harbor to the City. (The 
Commission Secretary was directed to research this matter and to 
provide Mr. Morris with a copy of said document). Mr. Morris stated 
further that in the last 20 years the rental rates at the Yacht Harbor 
had been increased 10007., and there have been no improvements to the 
Harbor or its facilities. He felt that any further increase in the 
berth rental rates was unjustified. 



Commissioner Friend asked Mr. Morris how long rve had been a tenant at 
the Marina Small Craft Harbor and how he was able to obtain a berth. 
Mr. Morris responded that he had been a tenant for approximately three 
years and had obtained the berth when he purchased his boat. 
Commissioner Friend questioned Mr. Morris' ability to comment on the 
condition of the Harbor over the past twenty years when he had only 
been a tenant for the past three years. Mr. Morris stated that others 
on the Boatowners Committee had been tenants of the Harbor that long. 



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11. MARINA SMALL CRAFT HARBOR 

BERTH RENTAL RATE (Continued) 

Commissioner Eickman stated that he attended the January 13 Yacht 
Harbor Committee meeting as an observer. He commented that if he were 
a member of the Committee he would have voted for a 107. increase. He 
noted that there are several hundred persons waiting for berth space 
at the Marina Small Craft Harbor. He felt that if the present tenants 
are dissatisfied with the condition of the Harbor, they could move to 
another facility. He also commented that it was his impression that 
the boatowners feel that they own the Yacht Harbor and should not be 
charged at all. Commissioner Eickman also noted the large number of 
tenants who are not San Francisco residents and stated that he found 
no objection to increasing the rental rates by 10%. 

Commissioner Hurtado stated that he had been present at the last two 
meetings of the Yacht Harbor Committee when the proposed rate increase 
was discussed. He stated further that he supported the 57= increase in 
rental rates recommended by the Committee since the additional revenue 
will be used for capital improvements at the Harbor. 

Commissioner Friend stated that he was in favor of a 107. increase in 
the rental rates at the Yacht Harbor. He commented that he felt this 
is one of the finest harbors in the Bay Area, particularly from the 
standpoint of location. He stated that he realized that improvements 
were needed, and noted that the department is working on the matter of 
an additional breakwater to reduce the problem of surge. Commissioner 
Friend asked Harbormaster Bill Gray to comment on this matter. 

Mr. Gray stated that the department had spent several million dollars 
on improvements to the Yacht Harbor over the years, including the 
replacement of 350 berths, extended pilings, breakwater repairs, etc. 
He admitted that there are problems and improvements still to be made, 
but stated that he felt a majority of the boatowners were well 
satisfied with the Harbor. 

Commissioner McAteer commented that since the department is going 
forward with the masterplan for the Yacht Harbor and the 
re-establishment of an Advisory Committee, the department would be 
better aware of the needs of the boatowners. She also noted that any 
increased fees go directly into improvement of the Harbor and stated 
that she was in favor of a 5% increase even though this would mean 
fewer improvements than would be possible with a 107. increase. 

Commissioner Eickman stated that even though the Yacht Harbor 
Committee recommended a 57. increase in rental rates, he felt that a 
107. increase was reasonable and necessary in order to make needed 
improvements at the Yacht Harbor. 

On motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by 
Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14218 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves 107. increase in berth rental 
rates at Marina Small Craft Harbor, effective July 1, 1986. 

APPROVED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE : 

Ayes: 4 (Commissioners Eickman, Harris, Friend, Meyer) 

Noes: 2 (Commissioners Hurtado, McAteer) 

Absent: 1 (Commissioner Mori) 



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12. MARINA SMALL CRAFT HARBOR 
BERTH TRANSFER FEE 

Harbormaster Bill Gray reported that a survey of other municipal 
marinas indicated that most allow the transfer of a berth with the 
sale of a boat, and many charge a transfer fee. He stated that $20 a 
foot was the average fee. He noted that the Commission had voted in 
November to retain the current policy of allowing a berth transfer 
when a boat is sold. However, because of the extremely large waiting 
list for berths, it was felt that an increase in the berth transfer 
fee might result in more berth turnovers. He noted that there are 
currently more than 1200 persons on the waiting list and there is only 
a two to three percent turnover a year. 

Commissioner Friend repeated his opposition to the current berth 
transfer policy, as expressed at the November meeting. He felt that a 
person fortunate enough to have a berth does not have 'the right to 
receive a premium price for a boat because the berth is included as 
part of the sale. 

On recommendation of the Yacht Harbor Committee and 
on motion of Commissioner Harris, seconded by 
Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES.NO. 14219 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves increase in berth transfer fee 
at Marina Small Craft Harbor from $10.00 to $20.00 per berth foot, 
effective July 1 , 1986. 



13. MARINA SMALL CRAFT HARBOR 

SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION REQUEST 

Harbormaster Bill Gray reported that this proposed supplemental 
appropriation would provide $40,000 for a breakwater feasibility study 
and $35,000 for long-range planning at the Yacht Harbor. He commented 
that in his opinion the matter of an additional breakwater is 
particularly urgent. He stated that the surge in the Outer West 
Harbor and Gas House Cove areas is intolerable at times and felt that 
the construction of an additional breakwater would correct this 
problem and reduce maintenance costs by 907.. 

General Manager Mary Burns reported briefly on the need for the 
masterplan for the Yacht Harbor and commented that the Boatowners 
Advisory Committee would play an active role in planning improvements 
for the Harbor. 

On the recommendation of the Yacht Harbor Committee and 
on motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by 
Commissioner Hurtado, the following resolution 
was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14220 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves a supplemental appropriation 
request in the amount of $75,000 for the purpose of conducting a 
feasibility study for an additional breakwater at the Marina Small 
Craft Harbor and preparation of a master plan for the development of 
the entire Harbor. 



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14. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

RENAMING TEA GARDEN DRIVE 

Superintendent of Parks Barney Barron reported that this matter had 
been reviewed by the Parks and Planning Committee in July. He noted 
that the Committee had received expressions of support for changing 
the name to "Hagiwara Drive" from several private citizens and from 
three members of the Board of Supervisors. He noted further that 
staff concurred with the recommended name change. 

Commissioner Friend stated that even though he had no objection to 
honoring the Hagiwara family by this name change, he was concerned 
with omitting the words "Tea Garden" from the name. He suggested that 
the name "Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive" might be more appropriate. 

General Manager Mary Burns noted that there are currently no signs 
posted with the name "Tea Garden Drive" and that it only appears on 
maps. She did not think the change to "Hagiwara Drive" would be a 
problem. Commissioner Meyer noted that the road in question serves a 
number of facilities such as the deYoung Museum, and didn't think it 
was necessary to retain the words "Tea Garden" in the name. Park 
Section Supervisor Ed Schuster commented that the road is often 
referred to by other names, such as "Museum Drive".- Since the road 
name is not posted he did not see any problem with the change, but had 
no objection to combining the names. 

At the suggestion of Commissioner Eickman, President Friend 
directed that this matter be referred back to Parks and 
Planning Committee for further discussion. 



15. NAMING OF FACILITY 

ST. MARY'S RECREATION CENTER BASEBALL DIAMOND 

On recommendation of the Parks & Planning Committee 
and on motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by 
Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution 
was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14221 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves naming the baseball diamond at 
St. Mary's Recreation Center in honor of the late Grove R. Mohr. 



16. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
CARROUSEL PLAQUE 

Park Planner Deborah Learner noted that the proposed wording for the 
Carrousel Plaque was discussed at the Commission's December meeting 
and referred back to the Parks and Planning Committee for further 
revision. She also noted that members of the Commission had received 
copies of the revised plaque wording as recommended by the Committee. 

(Continued) 



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16. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

CARROUSEL PLAQUE (Continued) 



Ms. Ruby Newman presented a mock-up of the plaque with the proposed 
wording and noted that it had been changed slightly. She asked that 
the Commission consider adding the names of the artisans who worked on 
the Carrousel restoration in acknowledgement of their efforts. 

A lengthy discussion ensued regarding the proposed plaque wording and 
the appropriateness of including the names of the individual artisans 
on the plaque. Commissioner Eickman suggested that the plaque wording 
be amended to read "Restoration by Ruby Newman and Artisans" rather 
than listing the names of each individual. 



On motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by 
Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution 
was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14222 



RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the following plaque wording 
for the Golden Gate Park Carrousel. 



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GOLDEN GATE PARK CARROUSEL RESTORATION 
1977 - 1985 

Originally built by the Hershell - Spillman Company 
North Tonawanda New York, Circa 1913 

The carrousel was restored during 

the administrations of Mayor George Moscone 

and Mayor Dianne Feinstein 

Restoration by Ruby Newman and Artisans 

Grateful thanks for the special donations of 

Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein, 

the Koret Foundation, the Friends of 

Recreation and Parks and Robert Blake 

The Recreation and Park Commission 

The Recreation and Park Department 
Tom Malloy, General Manager 

The San Franci sco' Art Commission 

May this carrousel bring hours of delight to young and old 



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17. GOLDEN GATE PARK - POLO FIELD 

EXTENSION OF MORATORIUM ON APPROVAL OF EVENTS 

General Manager Mary Burns reported that the proposed revision of 
Commission Resolution No. 13094, which sets forth the policy for 
issuing permits and reservations for use of park facilities by groups 
of 5,000 or more, was heard by the Parks and Planning Committee on 
January 2, 1986. At that time a number of changes to the policy 
revision were suggested. The document is being revised and will be 
heard at a special evening meeting of the Parks & Planning Committee 
on February 13, 1986. This will delay consideration by the full 
Commission until its meeting on February 20 and necessitates the 
extension of the current moratorium. 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by 
Commissioner Harris, the following resolution 
was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14223 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves extending for a period of 
30 days the moratorium for approval of events at the Polo Field, 
established by Resolution No. 14050, adopted July 18, 1985, and 
extended by Resolution Nos. 14113 and 14193. 



18. RECREATION AND PARK DEPARTMENT BUDGET 
FISCAL YEAR 1986-87 

General Manager Mary Burns reported that preparation of a budget for a 
department of this size is a difficult task and noted that because of 
the City's current financial situation it was necessary to prepare two 
budgets — one representing a 907. level of General Fund support, and 
one representing 100%. Ms. Burns commented that it is also difficult, 
as a new General Manager, to be faced with the task of 107. budget 
cuts. 

Ms. Burns stated that she wished to thank the members of the staff who 
gave their full cooperation and support in deciding where to make cuts 
in the budget in order to have the least impact. She also commended 
Finance Director Ernie Prindle and Budget Analyst Etai Chen for their 
outstanding work in preparing this budget. 

Mr. Prindle gave a comprehensive report to the Commission on the 
department's proposed budget, including a fund balance analysis for 
the fiscal years 1985-86 and 1986-87, and revised revenue projections 
for both fiscal years. He also reviewed the new position requests in 
the current budget proposal, as well as major increases and decreases 
in the department's various program budgets. 

Mr. Prindle stated that the department's total operating budget at the 
high level of funding is $48,803,306, and noted that this does not 
include capital items or salary standardization. The low request is 
$2,638,000 less than the FY 85-86 budget. This represents a 107. 
reduction in General Fund support but only 9.77. of the total General 
Fund budget. 

(Continued) 



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18. RECREATION AND PARK DEPARTMENT BUDGET 
FISCAL YEAR 1986-87 (Continued) 



Mr. Prindle pointed out that there are two issues affecting the budget 
which are yet to be resolved — the use of Open Space funds to replace 
lost General Fund monies in order to reduce service cuts, and the 
modification of the Zoological Society lease to transfer 
responsibility for admission fee collection and custodial services at 
the Zoo. These are policy issues which the Mayor will review. If the 
Commission concurs, Mr. Prindle recommended that their approval of 
this budget contain a stipulation to authorize the General Manager to 
pursue implementation of these changes as necessary. 

General Manager Mary Burns commented on the Open Space fund balance 
and noted that there are two major projects for which these funds will 
potentially be used: a new Chinatown park and the renovation of Kezar. 

Mr. Prindle reviewed the proposed Capital Budget in the amount of 
$1,265,000 — which includes $210,000 from Revenue Fund, $575,000 from 
Yacht Harbor Fund, and $480,000 from Candlestick Park Fund. He noted 
that this amount does not include potential funding for additional 
improvements to Candlestick Park to implement the recently approved 
agreement with the Forty-Niners , and. does not include the Open Space 
Program Capital Budget which will be submitted at a later date. 

Mr. Prindle also noted that the proposed budget as submitted 
anticipates a new lease for operation of the Kezar Parking Lot and for 
the Golden Gate Park Golf Course. This budget also anticipates that 
the San Francisco Giants will play this season at Candlestick Park and 
includes all the costs associated with the Giants' playing at 
Candlestick and all revenues received from the Giants. 

Mr. Prindle recommended that the Commission approve the proposed 
budget as presented and that the staff be allowed to make technical 
adjustments as necessary. 

Commissioner Friend thanked Ms. Burns and Mr. Prindle for their 
presentation and for their outstanding work in preparing this budget. 
Mr. Prindle complimented the efforts of Ms. Chen, who is relatively 
new to the department, for her hard work and the long hours which went 
into the preparation of this budget, and thanked her for a job well 
done. 

On the recommendation of the Finance Committee and on 
motion by Commissioner Hurtado, seconded by Commissioner 
Meyer, the following Resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14224 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the submission of Recreation 
and Park Department budgets in the amount of $50,068,306 (high 
request) and $47,430,306 (low request), subject to technical 
adjustments; and 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the General Manager is authorized to transfer 
up to One Million Dollars in Open Space Funds if necessary to offset 
potential General Fund reductions; and 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That staff is authorized to negotiate an amendment 
to the lease with the San Francisco Zoological Society in order to 
transfer responsibility for admission fee collection and custodial 
services at the Zoo. 



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19. CIVIC CENTER, PORTSMOUTH SQUARE, AND 
ST. MARY'S SQUARE GARAGES- 
ADJUSTMENT OF PARKING RATES 



Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained that the Board of Supervisors 
voted recently to increase the Parking Tax effective March 1, 1986, 
from 157. to 20% as part of a revenue package to offset the projected 
budget deficit for next fiscal year. Therefore, in order to continue 
our current level of revenues at departmental parking facilities, an 
increase in parking rates is necessary. 

Mr. Prindle stated that after meeting with the attorney for the Civic 
Center and Portsmouth Non-profit corporation and the operators of both 
garages, it was determined that the best method of implementing the 
proposed rate increase would be to make no change in the current fees 
for the first two hours of parking and to increase the remaining 
hourly rates in 25# increments. This method not only encourages 
short-term parking but also facilitates cash handling and the flow of 
traffic at the garage exits. 

In the case of St. Mary's Garage, the recommendation is to keep the 
current rates intact for the first 1-1/2 hours as well as the maximum 
daily rate, and make adjustments only to the two hour to four hour 
rates. This will generate slightly more than the 57. needed to 
implement the parking tax increase. The operator of St. Mary's Garage 
was opposed to any change in the maximum daily rate because of 
business lost when this long-term rate was increased in the past. 

Mr. Prindle noted further that the Union Square parking rates are 
currently being reviewed and a rate study is being conducted by the 
Department of Public Works Traffic Engineering Bureau. A recommended 
rate structure for the Union Square Garage will be prepared in the 
next few weeks and will be before the Commission at its February 
meeting. 

Commissioner Friend commented that the original proposal for a 57. 
increase in parking rates across the board at each garage would have 
meant parking fees which were not in 250 increments and increased time 
for collecting fees and making change. He noted that it was 
Mr. Prindle' s suggestion to adjust the rates after the first two hours 
only with quarter increments, and this will also be the recommendation 
of the Parking Authority for other City garages. He complimented 
Mr. Prindle on his ingenious solution to this problem." 



(Continued) 



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19. CIVIC CENTER, PORTSMOUTH SQUARE, AND 
ST. MARY'S SQUARE GARAGES- 
ADJUSTMENT OF PARKING RATES (Continued) 



On the recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
by Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14225 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves adjustment of parking rates at 
Civic Center,- Portsmouth Square and St. Mary's Square Garages, 
effective March 1, 1986, as follows: 



Civic Center Garaqe 


Current Rate 


App 


roved Rate 


1 Hour 


$ .50 




$ .50 


2 Hours 


1.00 




1.00 


3 Hours 


1.75 




1.75 


4 Hours 


2.50 




2.75 


5 Hours 


3.50 




3.75 


6 Hours 


4.75 




5.00 


7 Hours 


6.00 




6.25 


Monthly 


75.00 




78.30 


Motorcycle- Dai ly 


.55 




.60 


Motorcycle- Monthly 


8.10 




8.45 


Special Event 


3.00 




3.25 


Overnight (7 pm - 7 am) 


3.00 




3.25 


Portsmouth Square Garaqe 


Current Rate 


App 


roved Rate 


1 Hour 


$ .50 




$ .50 


2 Hours 


1.00 




1.00 


3 Hours 


2.50 




2.75 


4 Hours 


4.25 




4.50 


5 Hours 


6.00 




6.50 


6 Hours 


8.25 




8.75 


7 Hours 


11.00 




11.50 


Monthly 


150.00 




156.00 


St. Mary's Square Garage 


Current Rate 


App 


roved Rate 


1/2 Hour 


$1.50 




$1.50 


1 Hour 


3.00 




3.00 


1-1/2 Hours 


4.50 




4.50 


2 Hours 


6.00 




6.50 


2-1/2 Hours 


7.50 




8.50 


3 Hours 


9.00 




' 10.50 


3-1/2 Hours 


10.50 




12.50 


4 Hours 


12.50 




14.00 


4-1/2 Hours 


14.00 




14.00 


Monthly 


200.00 




208.70 



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20. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS 

On motion of Commissioner Harris, seconded by 
Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution 
was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14226 

RESOLVED, That this Commission accepts the following gifts, valued at 
$17,851.61, to the Recreation and Park Department: 

a. From Mrs. Ginetta Sagan, 41 orchid plants valued at 
at $1,190.00, for the Conservatory of Flowers. 

b. From Recreation and Park Department's disbanded 
"Midget League Advisors", through Friends of 
Recreation and Parks, $4,911.61 for Recreation and 
Park Department's youth baseball programs. 

c. From The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, through 
Friends of Recreation and Parks, $10,000.00 grant 
for Landscape Garden Show. to be held in April 1986. 

d. From San Francisco Foundation, through Friends of 
Recreation and Parks, $1,000.00 grant to provide 
gifts and toys for children at Tenderloin Recreation 
Center. 

e. From Union Square Association, through Friends of 
Recreation and Parks, $250.00 to be used for Union 
Square Spring Flower Festival. 

f. From Genstar Corporation, through Friends of Recreation 
and Parks, $500.00 for Tenderloin Recreation Center. 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That appropriate letters of thanks be sent to the 
donors. 



4:30 p.m. - Commissioner Hurtado assumed the Chair. 



21 . RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION 
ELECTION OF OFFICERS 

On motion of Commissioner Harris, seconded by 
Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution 
was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14227 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves election of Commissioner 
Eugene L. Friend, President; and Commissioner Amy Meyer, Vice 
President for calendar year 1986, in accordance with Resolution 
No. 11334. 



4:34 p.m. - President Friend resumed the Chair 



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COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS 



President Friend announced that Committee assignments would be made at 
the February Commission meeting. He requested that members of the 
Commission submit their preferences to him if they wish to make a 
change in their current assignments. 



COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS 

Commissioner Eickman submitted for the file the minutes of the Parks 
and Planning Committee meeting of Thursday, January 2, 1986. 

Commissioner Eickman submitted for the file the minutes of the Special 
Parks and Planning Committee meeting of Thursday, January 9, 1986. 

Commissioner McAteer submitted for the file the minutes of the 
Recreation Program Committee meeting of Thursday, January 9, 1986. 

President Friend submitted for the file the minutes of the Finance 
Committee meeting of Monday, January 13, 1986. 

Commissioner Harris submitted for the file the minutes of the Yacht 
Harbor Committee meeting of Monday, January 13, 1986. 



RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION TO JANE OTTO 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner 
Eickman, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14228 



WHEREAS, The Friends of Recreation and Parks is a non-profit 
organization formed in 1971 to generate funds and provide financial 
support for a wide variety of recreation and park programs and for 
improvement of park facilities; and 

WHEREAS, Jane Otto served as Executive Director of the Friends of 
Recreation and Parks from 1980 through 1985, and during this period 
was instrumental in developing the organization and its fund-raising 
abilities to their fullest potential; and 

WHEREAS, Ms. Otto's unique talents and dedicated efforts were in large 
part responsible for the success of a number of fund-raising projects 
such as the restoration of the Children's Carrousel in Golden Gate 
Park and the rehabilitation of Huntington Square Park; and 

WHEREAS, As Executive Director of the Friends, Ms. Otto played a 
significant role in the continuation of such programs as the Annual 
Opera in the Park, the Park Guides Program, the annual Friends Field 
Day for children throughout the City, and on-going funding assistance 
for general park improvements and provision of recreation equipment to 
various centers; and 

WHEREAS, Ms. Otto carried out the duties of Executive Director with a 
conspicuous amount of enthusiasm and humor, displaying a consistent 
spirit of cooperation and support for the staff of the Recreation and 
Park Department; now, therefore, be it 



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RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION - JANE OTTO (Continued) 

RESOLVED, That this Commission hereby expresses its sincere gratitude 
and appreciation to the Friends of Recreation and Parks, and to Jane 
Otto for her outstanding work as its Executive Director; and be it 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this Resolution be tendered 
to Jane Otto as an expression of the heartfelt wish of the members of 
this Commission that she may enjoy the fullest measure of health, 
happiness and success in all her pursuits for many rewarding years to 
come. 



RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION TO COMMISSIONER RALPH HURTADO 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14229 



WHEREAS, The members of the Recreation and Park Commission note with 
feelings of genuine regret that Ralph Hurtado is resigning as a member 
of the Commission on February 1, 1986 in order to accept a position as 
Special Assistant to Mayor Dianne Feinstein; and 

WHEREAS, Ralph Hurtado brought to the Commission his considerable 
expertise in the field of recreation programming, particularly his 
experience as Director of the Mission YMCA, as well as his dedication 
and commitment to community service; and 

WHEREAS, During his year as a member of the Recreation and Park 
Commission Ralph Hurtado gave of his time unhesitatingly to attend 
Commission and Committee meetings and make personal site inspections 
of various facilities, contributing a unique perspective and many 
innovative ideas regarding the Department and its programs; and 

WHEREAS, The ability, intelligence, enthusiasm and personal spirit of 
friendliness which have characterized all of Ralph Hurtado' s official 
acts, particularly as a member of the Recreation Program, Candlestick 
Park, Yacht Harbor, and Mather, Arboretum, Conservatory Committees, 
have been appreciated by both the Commission and the staff of the 
Recreation and Park Department; now, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, That the members of the Recreation and Park Commission do 
hereby express their highest commendation and sincerest appreciation 
to Ralph Hurtado for a job superbly done; and 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this Resolution be tendered 
to Ralph Hurtado as an expression of the heartfelt wish of his fellow 
Commissioners that he may enjoy the fullest measure of health, 
happiness and success in all his pursuits for many rewarding years to 
come . 



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ADJOURNMENT 



On motion of Commissioner McAteer, the Meeting was adjourned 
in honor of Leonard and Pearl Fi tzpatrick' s 31st Wedding 
Anniversary. 



On motion of President Friend, the meeting was adjourned 
in memory of Celia German. 



There being no further business, 
the 595th Regular Meeting of the 
Recreation and Park Commission was 
adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted. 

Cyntittia Landi , Secretary 
Recreation and Park Commission 



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REGULAR MEETING DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

H 1 N U I t J SArJ FRANCISCO 

PUbLiC LIBkARY 

596TH REGULAR MEETING 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1986 - 2:00 P.M. 



The Five Hundred and Ninety Sixth Regular Meeting of the Recreation and 
Park Commission was called to order on Thursday, February 20, 1986, at 
2:00 P.M., by President Eugene L. Friend. 



1. ROLL CALL 

Present: 

Commissioner Eugene L. Friend, President 

Commissioner Amy Meyer, Vice President 

Commissioner Keith Eickman 

Commissioner Tommy Harris 

Commissioner Frances McAteer 

Commissioner Jeffrey K. Mori 



President Friend introduced and welcomed Fred A. Rodriguez, who 
will be sworn in on February 21, 1986, as the new member of the 
Recreation and Park Commission and is attending today's meeting 
as an observer. 



APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, 
the minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 16, 1986, were 
approved as presented. 



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GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 

General Manager Mary Burns submitted the following report: 

" GARDENING STAFF COMMENDATION 

On February 6, 1986, three Golden Gate Park gardeners were responsible 
for the apprehension of an attempted rape suspect in the area of the 
Rhododendron Dell. The suspect had passed by Gardeners Kevin Shea, 
Doug Marti no, and Robert Berry, and a few moments later a woman 
screamed for help in stopping the man, who she claimed had attacked 
her. Kevin, Doug and Robert chased the man and caught him on Fulton 
Street, where he was held until the Police arrived. I'm sure the 
Commission joins me in congratulating these three gardeners for a job 
well done. 

The Commission secretary was directed to send a letter 
of commendation to the three gardeners involved. 



STORM DAMAGE REPORT 

Despite the heavy rain and high winds in the past week, the amount of 
damage to our properties is less than that which occurred during the 
1982-83 storm. The principal structural damage was the loss of 
approximately 5,000 square feet of roof at the Hunters Point Gym. 
Harding Park suffered extensive tree failure and wind damaged the 
fabric dome of the windmill in Golden Gate Park. At Sharp Park there 
was moderate to severe flooding and also some overtopping by waves of 
the temporary berm. Six fairways surrounding the lagoon have been 
inundated. There were 35 reported tree failures in neighborhood 
parks, 57 in Golden Gate Park and the Zoo, and 27 in golf courses. 

There was also minor flooding at several locations. Flooding in the 
basement of McLaren Lodge on Tuesday afternoon affected the gas lines 
to the boiler and was responsible for a minor fire, which was quickly 
extinguished by the Fire Department. A detailed list of the storm 
damage is included in the Commission packets today. 



PRESIDENT'S PROPOSED BUDGET 

Mayor Feinstein briefed department heads at the weekly meeting on 
Tuesday regarding the devastating effect the President's proposed 
budget would have on the City's financial situation. The Mayor is 
requesting a massive letter-writing campaign to the President, urging 
that he participate in a bipartisan solution to the Federal budget 
dilemma. With your permission, individual letters will be prepared 
for each member of the Commission to send to the President and various 
union and support groups will be contacted, asking that they 
participate in the letter-writing campaign as well. 



STATUS REPORT - LAKE MERCED B0ATH0USE 

As you are aware, Bay Area Location Caterers has filed for protection 
under bankruptcy laws and was given until February 4 to decide whether 
to accept the lease and submit a repayment plan or reject the lease. 
On February 3 the Bankruptcy Court granted BALC's motion for an 
indefinite period of time within which to assume or reject the lease. 
The City filed a motion that the lease be terminated, but it was 
denied. However, the judge reminded BALC that during this period 
(since December 6, 1985 when the petition was filed) they must keep 
current all of their obligations under the terms of the lease, 
including rent payments. To date, the rent payments have not been 
received and the City Attorney's office is preparing a new motion 
asking the court to terminate the lease. 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 



UNION SQUARE GARAGE 

The lease with System Parking for the operation of Union Square Garage 
was approved by the Board of Supervisors on February 10 and has been 
signed by the Mayor. System Parking will be taking over on March 1 and 
Golden Gate Parking will take the necessary steps to assure a smooth 
transition to the new garage operation. 



CITY GOLF TOURNAMENT 

It Is anticipated that the annual City Golf Tournament at Harding Park 
will commence on Saturday as planned. It is the largest field in 
several years. The women's entries were so large that they had to be 
accommodated at Lincoln Park. Finals are scheduled for Sunday, 
March 23. 



RECREATION DIVISION DRUG ABUSE TRAINING 

On Friday, March 7, staff of the Recreation Division will attend the 
first in a series of three in-service training sessions on how to 
identify and effectively deal with persons who have problems with drug 
and alcohol abuse. This training program is one of the results of the 
Recreation Program Committee meeting held at Ocean View last December. 
In-service training sessions have also been held on methods of founding 
and maintaining advisory committees. The Recreation Division's goal is 
to have a well-functioning advisory committee at each of the 12 
satellites. 



AFTER-SCHOOL RECREATION PROGRAMS 

Two resolutions were heard by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, 
February 18, 1986 regarding after-school recreation programs at school 
playgrounds. After lengthy debate, both resolutions were passed and 
sent to the Mayor for consideration. One, introduced by Supervisors 
Molinari and Walker, urges the Mayor to appropriate $250,000 for the 
after-school program in next year's budget and additional funds for the 
next several years. A companion resolution, introduced by Supervisor 
Nelder, urges the Mayor to submit a supplemental appropriation for 
between $137,000 and $192,000 to get the program underway by April 1. 
An article in the Chronicle yesterday morning indicated that the Mayor 
intends to return these two resolutions to the Board of Supervisors 
unsigned. 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 



STANISLAUS FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN 

It was recently brought to the Department's atten 
Forest Service has proposed a Forest Management P 
National Forest. This plan, as currently drafted 
lands around Camp Mather but makes no mention of 
located on private land within the National Fores 
would allow significant logging operations and I 
appropriate for the Commission to send a letter a 
recognize the importance of the surrounding fores 
environment. A hearing on the plan will be held 



tion that the U.S. 
Ian for the Stanislaus 
, encompasses the 
the Camp because it is 
t. Parts of the plan 
think it would be 
sking that the plan 
t to the Camp Mather 
in Sonora on March 20. 



The Commission Secretary was directed to send a letter 
expressing the Commission's opposition to the proposed Forest 
Management Plan as currently drafted. 



SAN FRANCISCO ZOO 

Zoo Director Saul Kitchener was recently informed that he has been 
elected to the International Union of Directors of Zoological Gardens 
Members of this prestigious organization represent major zoos from 
around the world. 

I am also pleased to report that work commenced this week on the 
rehabilitation of the Zoo restrooms and the Concession Plaza. 



DATES TO REMEMBER : 
Friday, February 21 

Sunday, February 23 

Thursday, February 27 

Saturday, March 1 

Thursday, March 6 
Tuesday, March 18 



- Swearing-in Ceremony, Commissioner 
Fred A. Rodriguez, Mayor's Office, 
11 :00 a.m. 

- Recreation Symphony performs at Academy 
of Sciences, 2:00 p.m. 

- Recreation Program Committee, Sunset 
Recreation Center, 3:30 p.m. 

- Annual Science Fair Award Ceremony, 
Randall Junior Museum, 11:00 a.m. 

- Parks & Planning Committee, 9:00 a.m. 

- Friends Annual Membership Meeting, 
Conservatory of Flowers, 5:30 p.m." 



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4. CONSENT CALENDAR 



All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, were 
considered to be routine by the Recreation and Park Commission and were 
acted upon by a single roll-call vote of the Commission. 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner 
Elckman, ratification of the following resolutions, which were 
processed under Resolution No. 13572, were approved. 



a. TEMPORARY PERSONNEL REQUISITIONS 
SUSPENSIONS AND TERMINATIONS 

RES. NO. 14230 

RESOLVED, That Temporary Requisition No. T50021 and all 
suspensions and terminations during the period January 7, 1986 
through February 11, 1986, are approved. 



EMERGENCY REPAIRS 

WORK AUTHORIZED BY THE GENERAL MANAGER 

RES. NO. 14231 



RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies approval of emergency 
repairs and/or reconditioning authorized by the General Manager, 
processed under Resolution No. 13570, to permit the continuance of 
operations or to safeguard life or property. 



Location 



Vendor 



Amount 



Eureka Valley Rec. Center 
Chinese Rec. Center 
GGP Music Concourse, 

Southeast Tunnel 
Candlestick Park 
Oceanview Rec. Center 



Anderson Roof ing/Sheetmetal $14,995.00 

Anderson Roof ing/Sheetmetal 14,897.00 

Lewis M. Merlo, Inc. 9,673.00 

Anchor Fence 1 ,998.00 

Anderson Roof ing/Sheetmetal 5,982.00 



C CIVIC CENTER PLAZA 
CONTRACT ORDER 



RES. NO. 14232 



RESOLVED, That Contract Order appointing Geomatrix Consultants, 
Inc. to perform investigation of subsidence and groundwater 
problems at Civic Center Plaza under Job Order 5263E, is approved 



Amount: 



$16,800.00 



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GENERAL CALENDAR 

5. GOLDEN GATE PARK - HALL OF FLOWERS 
CHANGE OF NAME 

General Manager Mary Burns commented that a new name for the Hall of 
Flowers had been proposed two years ago, but no action was ever 
taken. At the MAC Committee meeting held on January 17, 1986, several 
suggested name changes were discussed. Arboretum Director Walden 
Valen, several staff members, and a number of volunteers from the 
Arboretum Society urged that the Committee change the current name, 
which they felt was inaccurate and misleading to Park visitors. It 
was the Committee's recommendation that the name be changed to "Golden 
Gate Park Exhibit Hall". 

Mr. Valen spoke briefly regarding the staff's recommendation that the 
name of this building be changed. He noted that the Hall of Flowers 
is used primarily as a rental facility for such diverse activities as 
wedding receptions, cat shows, rummage sales, etc. It is also used as 
a meeting site for approximately 20 garden clubs. He felt that "Hall 
of Flowers" was a misnomer and Park visitors are often angry when they 
discover that the floral display they were hoping to find is actually 
located at the Conservatory of Flowers. He noted further that a 
significant amount of staff time is spent in explaining this to 
visitors. 

Commissioner Friend asked how long this building had been called the 
"Hall of Flowers". Mr. Valen explained that it was given that name 
when it was first constructed in the early 1960's. In response to a 
question by Commissioner Meyer, Mr. Valen noted that the facility is 
used for meetings by various garden clubs approximately 50% of the 
time. He commented that their meetings are usually held in the 
smaller rooms and that the large room is seldom used for any 
flower-related activity. 

The following persons gave testimony: 

Mr. Frank Goss, President, S.F. Flower Show, Inc. 

Mr. Goss stated that the Hall of Flowers was originally 

built with funds from the State Division of Fairs. San 

Francisco was the only county without a county fair and 

a number of the flower societies were instrumental in having 

this building constructed as the home of the annual "San 

Francisco County Fair and Flower Show". Mr. Goss stated that 

he didn't think there was any problem having staff members 

spend a little time directing visitors to the Conservatory 

and noted that this would be less of a problem if the available 

maps of Golden Gate Park described the two facilities more 

accurately. 

Mr. Jake Siqq, Park Section Supervisor, Arboretum 
Mr. Sigg stated that there are ten gardeners assigned to 
the staff at the Arboretum and estimated that each of them 
is approached five to ten times a day by Park visitors who ask 
where they might find the display of flowers they expected 
to see at the Hall of Flowers. He felt that approximately 
one-half hour of their work day is spent describing the way 
to get to the Conservatory of Flowers. He also commented that 
he felt it was not good public relations to. confuse park 
visitors and noted that people are often angry when they find 
out how far they have to go to get to the Conservatory. 

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5. GOLDEN GATE PARK - HALL OF FLOWERS 
CHANGE OF NAME (Continued) 



Ms. Sally Heumann, member, Arboretum Society 
Ms. Heumann stated that volunteers from the Arboretum Society 
staff the information kiosk at the entrance to the Arboretum 
and noted that the question most often asked by members of the 
public is how to get to the Conservatory of Flowers. She commented 
that the Arboretum Society volunteers enjoy talking to the public 
and giving information about the Arboretum. However, they don't 
like having to deal with the anger of the visitors who feel they 
were misinformed and inconvenienced by coming to the Hall of 
Flowers instead of the Conservatory. She felt that tourists come 
to the Hall of Flowers to see flowers, and urged the Commission 
to consider changing the name of this facility to more 
accurately describe it. 

Mr. Michael Lewis, Gardener 

Mr. Lewis stated that he is assigned to the Arboretum and 
reiterated the opinions expressed by Mr. Sigg regarding the 
inconvenience to visitors and the time spent by staff in . 
explaining that there are no flowers at the Hall of Flowers. 
He also urged the Commission to consider changing the name. 

Ms. Lillian Lee, Show Manager, S.F. Flower Show, Inc. 
Ms. Lee stated that she felt there would be just as much 
confusion and as many questions asked of the staff if the 
name is changed from Hall of Flowers. 

Ms. Erna Matula, Geranium Society 

Ms. Matula suggested that the name "Hall of Flower Societies" 

would be an appropriate and more descriptive name. 

Mr. Jack Spring, former General Manager 
Mr. Spring stated that he spends a lot of his time at the 
Arboretum and understood the frustration of the staff over 
the current name. He recommended that the name be changed. 



Commissioner Friend commented on the large number of letters received 
on this subject and noted that they were almost equally divided 
between those in favor of a change and those urging that the name 
"Hall of Flowers" be retained. He commented that he felt the proposed 
name recommended by the MAC Committee ("Golden Gate Park Exhibit 
Hall") implied that there would be on-going exhibitions at the site 
and would be as confusing to visitors as the current name. 

Commissioner Meyer commented that horticultural-related activities 
seem to be a very small part of the Hall of Flowers usage and she 
could understand why the name "Hall of Flowers" would confuse and 
frustrate people visiting the Park. She also didn't feel the time of 
the gardening staff should be spent in trying to explain this to 
visitors. She stated that she was in favor of a name change, whether 
it 1s the name recommended by the MAC Committee or another that might 
be more descriptive and agreeable to all parties. 

A lengthy discussion ensued regarding the appropriateness of the name 
"Golden Gate Park Exhibit Hall" and a number of other proposed names. 

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5. GOLDEN GATE PARK - HALL OF FLOWERS 
CHANGE OF NAME (Continued) 

Commissioner Eickman noted that this facility is the home of the San 
Francisco County Fair and Flower Show and suggested that the name be 
changed to "San Francisco County Fair Building". He commented that he 
is generally opposed to changing the long-established name of a 
facility but that in this case he felt the current name was misleading 
and should be corrected. 

Commissioner McAteer commented that The Arboretum Society and staff 
assigned to the Arboretum would probably welcome any change in name. 
She wondered, however, how the flower societies would feel about 
changing the name to "San Francisco County Fair Building". Mr. Goss 
stated that he didn't feel he could speak for the entire membership, 
but that he didn't think S.F. Flower Show, Inc. would object to the 
proposed new name. 

On motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner 
Meyer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14233 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves changing name of the Hall of 
Flowers, Golden Gate Park, to "San Francisco County Fair Building" by 
the following vote: 

Ayes: 4 (Commissioners Friend, Meyer, Eickman, McAteer) 
Noes: 2 (Commissioners Harris, Mori) 



PERMITS AND RESERVATIONS POLICY 

Approval of amendment to Resolution No. 13094, which sets forth 
policies and procedures for the issuance of permits and reservations 
for use of facilities under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and 
Park Department by groups of 5,000 or more. 

General Manager Mary Burns noted that the proposed policy change had . 
been reviewed twice at meetings of the Parks and Planning Committee 
and was still in the process of being revised. She therefore 
recommmended that the matter be referred back to the Parks & Planning 
Committee for further hearing and that the current moratorium on large 
events at the Polo Field be extended for an additional 30 days. 

Commissioner Meyer commented that during the evening public hearing on 
this matter on February 13 a number of major concerns were raised by 
neighborhood representatives and others regarding the proposal as 
written. Commissioner Meyer did not think that the recommended 
revisions would be completed within the next month and suggested that 
the moratorium be extended for 60 days. 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14234 

RESOLVED, That the proposed amendment to Resolution No. 13094 be 
re-referred to Parks and Planning Committee for further study; and 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That this Commission approves extending the current 
moratorium on approval of events at the Polo Field for an additional 
60 days. 



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7. CANDLESTICK PARK 

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 
TICKET PRICES 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner Mori, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES .NO. 14235 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves request from the San Francisco 
Giants to increase ticket prices for the 1986 baseball season at 
Candlestick Park, as follows: 

Current Approved 

Lower Stand Box Seats $ 8.00 $ 9.00 

Upper Stand Box Seats 7.00 8.00 



$ 


8 


00 




7 


00 




6 


00 




5 


00 




2 


50 



Lower Stand Reserved Seats 6.00 No Change 

Upper Stand Reserved Seats 5.00 No Change 
General Admission 2.50 No Change 

Discount Program : 

Senior Citizens (age 60 and over): 
Half price for Box, Reserved, and General Admission seats 
to any Giants game except Opening Day, Sundays, July 4th, 
and concert dates. (Tickets must be purchased on day of game) 

Children (age 14 and under accompanied by adult): 
General Admission seats for $1.00 to any Giants game except 
Opening Day, Sundays, July 4th and concert dates. 



HARDING PARK/FLEMING GOLF COURSE 
SILBAND SPORTS CORPORATION 
RESCINDING LEASE EXTENSION 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle made a brief presentation outlining the 
problems with the current lease extension, particularly the question 
of responsibility for maintenance of buildings at Harding. The 
Finance Committee and staff are therefore recommending rescission of 
the this ten-year lease extension and approval instead of a five-year 
lease option with Silband Sports Corporation at Harding Park/Fleming 
Golf Course and at Lincoln Park Golf Course (Items 9 and 10 on today's 
agenda). Also recommended for approval is a memorandum of 
understanding with Silband Sports Corporation (Item 11) regarding 
various items associated with the operation of these golf courses. 



On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Harris, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14236 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves rescinding ten-year lease 
extension with Silband Sports Corporation for operation of Harding 
Park/Fleming Golf Course, approved by Resolution No. 14058 on July 
1985. 



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9. HARDING PARK/FLEMING GOLF COURSE 
SILBAND SPORTS CORPORATION 
FIVE-YEAR LEASE OPTION 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14237 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves five-year lease option with 
Silband Sports Corporation for operation of Harding Park/Fleming Golf 
Course. 



10. LINCOLN PARK GOLF COURSE 
SILBAND SPORTS CORPORATION 
FIVE-YEAR LEASE OPTION 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14238 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves five-year lease option with 
Silband Sports Corporation for operation of Lincoln Park Golf Course, 



11. HARDING PARK/FLEMING GOLF COURSE 
AND LINCOLN PARK GOLF COURSE 
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH 
SILBAND SPORTS CORPORATION 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle reviewed the provisions of the proposed 
Memorandum of Understanding, which sets forth the necessary lease 
clarifications essential to the operation of the Harding/Fleming and 
Lincoln Park Golf Courses. He noted that this agreement addresses 
such items as maintenance of equipment and premises, and also 
transfers to the lessee the responsibility for issuance of the 
resident golf card. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14239 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves memorandum of understanding 
between Recreation and Park Department and Silband Sports Corporation 
regarding various items associated with the operation of Harding, 
Fleming, and Lincoln Golf Courses. 



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12. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

RENAMING TEA GARDEN DRIVE 

General Manager Mary Burns noted that this item was calendared for 
approval at the January Commission meeting. At that time the 
recommended name was "Hagiwara Drive" and there was some concern 
expressed about losing the name "Tea Garden" from the identifying name 
of this roadway. It was referred back to the Parks and Planning 
Committee for further review. 

The Parks and Planning Committee reviewed this matter and recommended 

that the name be changed to "Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive" in order to 

both honor the Hagiwara family and retain the name which identifies 
the location. 



On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and 
on motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14240 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves renaming Tea Garden Drive as 
"Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive". 



13. MARINA SMALL CRAFT HARBOR 
PARKING REGULATION SIGNS 

Deborah Learner, Park Planner, reviewed the proposed parking 
regulations which are designed to discourage all-day commuter parking 
in this area. Since the institution of preferential parking in the 
neighborhood adjacent to the Marina Green in November 1985, commuters 
have started to use this area for all-day parking. Prior to that 
time, the area around Gas House Cove provided overflow parking for 
Fort Mason patrons after 10:00 a.m. The Fort Mason Center has 
requested institution of this parking regulation and will bear the 
cost of fabricating and installing the signs. 

Members of the Commission expressed concern that this new parking 
regulation would result in commuters parking elsewhere in the Marina 
Green area and that it would not solve the problem but only move it to 
another location. It was suggested that the program be implemented 
for a six-month trial period, after which it will be re-evaluated. 



On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and 
on motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner 
Eickman, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14241 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves installation of parking 
regulation signs in the Gas House Cove area of the Marina Small Craft 
Harbor to prohibit parking from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Monday 
through Friday, except for vehicles with permits, for a six-month 
trial period. 

The Commission Secretary was directed to send a letter to the Director 
of the Fort Mason Center, thanking them for their offer to fabricate 
and Install the parking regulation signs and expressing the hope that 
parking facilities at Fort Mason might be made available to the 
Recreation and Park Department for special events, as needed. 



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14. GREAT HIGHWAY RESTROOMS 
REHABILITATION PLANS 

Deborah Learner, Park Planner, made a brief presentation regarding the 
proposed plan, which calls for rehabilitating the three existing 
restroom structures and will be funded by the Cleanwater Program. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and 
on motion of Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner 
Meyer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14242 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves plans for rehabilitation of 
restrooms located along the Great Highway. 



15. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

46TH AVENUE PLAY AREA 
REHABILITATION PLANS 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and 
on motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner 
Harris, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14243 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves rehabilitation plans for Play 
Area located at Lincoln Way and 46th Avenue, Golden Gate Park. 



16. GRATTAN PLAYGROUND 
REHABILITATION PLANS 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and 
on motion of Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner 
Meyer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14244 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves rehabilitation plans for 
Grattan Playground. 



17. 24TH STREET MINI PARK 
PLAN APPROVAL 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and 
on motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner 
Harris, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14245 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves plans for 24th Street 
Mini-Park. 



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18. LITTLE HOLLYWOOD PLAYGROUND 
PHASE II PLAN APPROVAL 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and 
on motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner 
Mori, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14246 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves plans for Phase II development 
of Little Hollywood Playground. 



19. JURI COMMONS 

REHABILITATION PLANS 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and 
on motion of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner 
Eickman, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14247 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves rehabilitation plans for Jur1 
Commons. 



20. ST. MARY'S RECREATION CENTER 
GROVE MOHR BASEBALL DIAMOND 
PLAQUE WORDING 

Commissioner Eickman noted that this matter had been reviewed and 
recommended by the Parks and Planning Committee. He commented that 
even though he thought it was appropriate to honor the late Grove Mohr 
in this manner, he was concerned about the number of name change 
requests being received by the Parks and Planning Committee. 

Commissioner McAteer agreed and commented that persons requesting the 
renaming of a facility might be encouraged instead to purchase a 
memorial bench with a small plaque. Commissioner Friend directed that 
the matter of the Commission's name change policy be referred to the 
Parks and Planning Committee for further review. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and 
on motion of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14248 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the following wording for the 
plaque to be installed at the Grove Mohr Baseball Diamond: 

********** 

GROVE R. MOHR BASEBALL DIAMOND 

In honor of his years of dedication and 

devotion to the youth of San Francisco. 

1943 - 1985 

By order of the Recreation and Park Commission 

of San Francisco, Resolution No. 14248. 

********** 



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21. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
GRANT APPLICATION 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and 
on motion of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14249 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves preliminary request for 
Transportation Development Act Projects Grant in the amount of 
$174,000, for bicycle and pedestrian way improvements in Golden Gate 
Park. 



22. GOLDEN GATE PARK - STRYBING ARBORETUM 
APPROVAL OF CLOSURE TO VISITORS FOR 
"WINNERS CIRCLE III" FUNDRAISER 

Mr. Wald Valen, Arboretum Director, explained that the proposed 
"Winners Circle III" will be the Strybing Arboretum Society's major 
fund-raising event this year. Approximately 75 classic cars will be 
exhibited on the grounds of the Arboretum. As it has done for the 
past two years, the Arboretum is requesting that the facility be 
closed to the public on the day of the event, Sunday, September 21, 
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Commissioner Meyer expressed concern that the Commission's approval of 
closing the arboretum for this event would encourage other similar 
requests, and asked that the minutes show that this is not a standard 
Commission policy. Commissioner Meyer stated that if this request is 
approved, it is due to the fact that closure of the Arboretum for this 
fund-raising event directly relates to the support of that facility. 

On recommendation of the MAC Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14250 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves closing the Arboretum to 
visitors on September 21, 1986, during the Strybing Arboretum Society 
"Winners Circle III" fundraiser. 



23. GOLDEN GATE PARK - STRYBING ARBORETUM 
GARDEN SIGNAGE PROGRAM 

Wald Valen made a brief presentation regarding the proposed signage 
program, and noted that it had been reviewed and approved by the Art 
Commi s s i on . 

On recommendation of the MAC Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14251 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves garden signage program for 
Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. 



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24. ATHLETIC FIELDS 
RESERVATION FEES 



Superintendent of Recreation Leonard Fitzpatrick noted that the 
proposed fee increases had been reviewed at two public hearings of the 
Recreation Program Committee and there had been very little 
objection. He felt the proposed increases were reasonable and noted 
that raising the fees will result in $30,000 additional revenue to the 
Department. 



On recommendation of the Recreation Program Committee and 
on motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner 
Mori, the following resolution was adopted: 



RES. NO. 14252 



RESOLVED, That this Commission approves proposed increase in fees for 
reservation of athletic fields, effective July 1, 1986, as follows: 

Athletic Field Reservations Current Approved 

One reservation period (non-lighted) $2.00 $3.00 

One reservation period (lighted field) 5.00 5.00 

Two or more reservation periods (non lighted) 2.00 6.00 

Two or more reservation periods (lighted) 5.00 10.00 

Tournament surcharge (per field) -0- 25.00 

All Youth Leagues and Groups No fee No fee 



25. UNION SQUARE GARAGE 

ADJUSTMENT OF PARKING RATES 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained that the proposed increase in 
parking rates at Union Square Garage reflects the recent increase in 
the parking tax from 15% to 20% as approved by the Board of 
Supervisors. In January, 1986, the Commission approved a similar rate 
adjustment for the Civic Center, St. Mary's Square and Portsmouth 
Garages. As recommended for those facilities, this proposed fee 
increase does not affect rates for the first two to three hours. The 
increases take place for vehicles parked more than three and one-half 
hours only in order that the fees remain in 25£ increments (to 
facilitate cash-handling procedures). 

Mr. Prindle noted further that Section 7 of the lease with System 
Parking for the operation of the Union Square Garage provides that the 
percentage rent paid to the Department can be adjusted to recapture 
additional revenues based upon a fee increase. Since this fee is 
being proposed solely to offset the parking tax increase, it is 
recommended that implementation of Section 7 be waived in this case. 

Commissioner Friend noted that this matter had been reviewed and 
recommended by the Finance Committee. He again complimented Mr. 
Prindle on his ingenious solution to the problem of parking fees being 
raised in increments which were less than 25#. If the parking 
increase had been implemented across the board, Instead of being added 
only after the first two to three hours at the various garages, the 
additional cash-handling would have been extremely difficult. 

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25. UNION SQUARE GARAGE 

ADJUSTMENT OF PARKING RATES (Continued) 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14253 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves adjustment to parking rates at 
Union Square Garage (to reflect increase in parking tax), effective 
March 1 , 1986, as follows: 

Parking Duration 
1/2 Hour 

1 Hour 
1-1/2 Hours 

2 Hours 
2-1/2 Hours 

3 Hours 
3-1/2 Hours 

4 Hours 
4-1/2 Hours 

5 Hours 
5-1/2 Hours 

6 Hours 
6-1/2 Hours 
Monthly 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the provisions of Section 7 of the lease with 
System Parking for the operation of the Union Square Garage are waived 
with regard to this fee increase and no adjustment will be made in the 
percentage rent paid to the Recreation and Park Department. 



Current Rate 


Approved Rate 


$ .75 


$ .75 


1.50 


1.50 


2.25 


2.25 


3.00 


3.00 


3.75 


3.75 


4.50 


4.50 


5.25 


5.50 


6.00 


6.50 


7.00 


7.50 


8.00 


8.50 


9.00 


9.50 


10.00 


10.75 


11.00 


12.00 


230.00 


252.00 



26. CAMP MATHER 

1986 RATE SCHEDULE 

On recommendation of the MAC Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Harris, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14254 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves rates for 1986 season at Camp 
Mather, as follows: 

Approved 1986 
1985 Daily Rates Daily Rates 



SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTS 
Adults 
Youths 

11 to 17 years 

6 to 10 years 

2 to 5 years 

Under 2 years 

NON-RESIDENTS 
Adults 
Youths 

11 to 17 years 

6 to 10 years 

2 to 5 years 

Under 2 years 



Reduced 
Rate 



21.00 

14.00 

9.00 

2.00 



25.00 

17.00 

11.00 

3.00 



Regular 
Season 



$26.00 $27.00 



22.00 

15.00 

9.00 

2.00 



$31.00 $32.00 



26.00 

18.00 

11.00 

3.00 



Reduced 
Rate 



26.00 

18.00 

11.00 

3.00 



Regular 
Season 



$27.00 $28.00 



22.00 


23.00 


15.00 


16.00 


9.00 


10.00 


2.00 


3.00 



$32.00 $33.00 



27.00 

19.00 

12.00 

4.00 



(NOTE: 



Regular Camp Season opens June 14 and closes August 23. 
Discount rates in effect June 14-27, 1986.) 



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27. GOLDEN GATE PARK - JAPANESE TEA GARDEN 
AND CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS 
SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT ADMISSION 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle noted that during the revision of the 
admission fee schedules for various facilities in December, 1985, the 
reference to a senior citizen discount at the Japanese Tea Garden and 
Conservatory of Flowers was inadvertently omitted. At that time the 
regular adult admission to these facilities was raised to $1.00. The 
Finance Committee has recommended approval of a senior citizen 
discount rate of 50g at both facilities. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14255 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves discount admission of 50£ for 
all senior citizens (not limited to San Francisco residents) at the 
Japanese Tea Garden and Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park. 



28. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS 
RENTAL FEE 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14256 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves request by Conservatory 
Auxiliary to raise minimum rental fee at the Conservatory of Flowers 
from $200 to $300. 



29. C0IT TOWER 

FREE ADMISSION POLICY 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14257 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves policy allowing free admission 
to Coit Tower for non-profit groups wishing to view the murals, for a 
three-month trial period. 



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30. VARIOUS FACILITIES 
SALES PERMIT FEE 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14258 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves waiver of the gross sales 
permit fee for youth-oriented, non-profit groups at various 
facilities, and approves a flat fee of $25 for such groups. Where 
applicable, insurance must be provided and Department of Public Health 
permits obtained for the sale of food and beverage items. 
Additionally, the sponsoring entity must obtain a non-profit permit 
from the S.F. Police Department. 



31. VARIOUS FACILITIES - FREE ADMISSION 
FOR MEMBERS ATTENDING 1987 CONFERENCE 
OF CALIFORNIA PARK AND RECREATION SOCIETY 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14259 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves free admission to the 
San Francisco Zoo, Coit Tower, Japanese Tea Garden, Conservatory of 
Flowers and Golden Gate Park Carrousel for members of the California 
Park and Recreation Society attending the 1987 Annual Conference to be 
held 1n San Francisco. 



32. SAN FRANCISCO ZOO 

PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACT 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14260 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves personal services contract in 
the amount of $5,995, with Lynn Kahn, Director of L.S.K. Associates, 
for development of a conflict resolution management training program 
at the Zoo. 



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33. SAN FRANCISCO ZOO 

PROPOSITION J CERTIFICATION FOR 
SECURITY SERVICES CONTRACT 

Commissioner Eickman asked If any of the unions representing 
Recreation and Park Department employees had objected to the outside 
contract proposed for security services at the Zoo or the contract 
proposed for lake maintenance work at the Palace of Fine Arts (Item 
No. 34). Finance Director Ernie Prindle stated that there were no 
objections since no Department employees are affected and there will 
be no lay-offs as a result of this action. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14261 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves Proposition J certification 
that security services at the San Francisco Zoo can be performed by a 
private contractor for lower cost than similar services performed by 
City and County employees. 



34. PALACE OF FINE ARTS 

PROPOSITION J CERTIFICATION FOR 
LAKE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14262 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves Propostion J certification 

that lake maintenance services at the Palace of Fine Arts can be 

performed by a private contractor for lower cost than similar services 

performed by City and County employees. 



35. CIVIC CENTER GARAGE 
MODIFICATION OF LEASE 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Harris, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14263 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves modification of lease with 
Civic Plaza Parking Corporation for the operation of Civic Center 
Garage to provide that the Corporation assumes responsibility for 
cleaning of Civic Center Plaza Fountain. 



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36. EUHRMAN BEQUEST 

CITY-OWNED PROPERTY IN KERN COUNTY 
LEASE OF MINERAL RIGHTS 

Commissioner Friend commented that with the recent drop 1n oil prices, 
this might not be the best time for the City to be negotiating such a 
lease. He suggested that Finance Director Ernie Prindle communicate 
this concern to Mr. Wallace Wortman, Director of Property. Rather 
than delay action on this item until Mr. Wortman is contacted, the 
Commission suggested that President Friend be consulted and a decision 
made by him whether to proceed on this Item. 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14264 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves proposed legislation 
authorizing the Director of Property, Real Estate Department, to 
arrange for leasing to the highest bidder the gas and oil rights on 
portion of real property (approximately 160 acres) located in Kern 
County. 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Finance Director Is requested to seek 
information from the Department of Real Estate as to whether 1~t may be 
appropriate to delay this action because of the current oil market. 



NOTE: Commissioner Friend left meeting room at 4:25 p.m. Commissioner 
Meyer assumed the Chair. ; ■ ■ ■ 



37. MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES 

REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 1986-87 

General Manager Mary Burns reviewed the major changes in the proposed 
Management by Objectives report for 1986-87. She noted that in the 
past this report was considered as part of the total budget package. 
However, the deadline for submission of the proposed 1986-87 budget to 
the Controller was much earlier than past years. Ms. Burns commended 
the staff of the Finance Division, and particularly Budget Analyst 
Etai Chen, for their outstanding work in preparing this report. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14265 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves Recreation and Park Department 
M.B.O. objectives for fiscal year 1986-87. 



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38. SAN FRANCISCO ZOO, PARK DIVISION 
AND RECREATION DIVISION - 
TRANSFER OF FUNDS 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14266 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approvesthe transfer of funds and 
equipment replacement, as follows: 

(a) Pursuant to Section 10.01 of the Annual Appropriation 
ordinance, the following transfer to correct salary 
deficiencies is approved: 

FROM: ) 



Fund 


Title 




Organization 


Amount 


01/001 


Perm. Salaries 


.Craft 


Golden Gate Park 


$ 17,000 


01/001 


Perm. Salaries 


.Craft 


Structural Maint. 


30,000 


01/001 


Perm. Salaries 


.Craft 


Urban Forestry 


100,000 
$147,000 


TO: 










01/001 


Perm. Salaries 


,M1sc. 


Golf Courses 


$ 10,000 


01/001 


Perm. Salaries 


.Craft 


Golf Courses 


7,000 


01/001 


Perm. Salaries 


,M1sc. 


Zoo 


130,000 
$147,000 



(b) Pursuant to Charter Section 6.305, the following transfer to 
replace destroyed or stolen items is approved: 

FROM : 

02/229 Contractual Svces. Golden Gate Park $ 56,000 

TO: 

02/229 Materials & Supplies Golden Gate Park $ 24,100 

02/229 Equipment Golden Gate Park 28,000 

02/229 Equipment Zoo 3,900 

$ 56,000 



(c) Pursuant to Section 21.32 of the Administrative Code, the 
following equipment Items are approved for replacement: 

(1) P1ck-up truck, Cushman, aluminum boat, fertilizer spreader, 

and merry tiller destroyed by fire at Vandervort Barn, 
Golden Gate Park, valued at $25,000. 

(2) Park Patrol vehicle destroyed in accident, valued at $3,000. 

(3) Portable radios stolen from San Francisco Zoo, valued at 

$3,900. 



<d) Pursuant to Charter Section 6.305, the following transfer of 
funds for printing of C1ty-w1de recreation survey is approved: 

FROM: 

02/229 Contractual Svces. Rec.Dlv. .Cultural $ 1,000 

TO: 

02/229 Services of Other Rec.Dlv. .Cultural $ 1,000 
Dept.- Reproduction 



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39. SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM 

On the recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on 
motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner 
Commissioner Eickman, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14267 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves settlement of unliti gated 
claim of Mila Cooper in the amount of $1,000.00 (insurance deductible) 



40. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS 

On motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner 
Mori, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14268 



RESOLVED, That this Commissioner accepts the following gifts, valued 
at $64,322.00, to the Recreation and Park Department: 

a. From San Francisco Zoological Society, $13,722.00 for 
rehabilitation of the restrooms at the San Francisco Zoo. 

b. From Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, through Friends of 
Recreation and Parks, $50,000.00 for restoration of 
Colt Tower. 

c. From First Interstate Bank of California, through Friends 
of Recreation and Parks, $250.00 for Tenderloin Recreation 
Center. 

d. From Arnold & Associates Productions, Inc., through 
Friends of Recreation and Parks, $300.00 for park 
maintenance. 



FURTHER RESOLVED, That appropriate letters of thanks be sent to the 
donors. 



NOTE: Commissioner Friend noted present at 4:35 p.m. and resumed the 
Chair. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION 
COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS 



Recreation and Park Commission Committee Assignments for Calendar Year 
1986 were approved as follows: 

(First-named Commissioner is Chair) 



CANDLESTICK PARK/ATHLETIC FIELDS 
Commissioner Jeffrey K. Mori 
Commissioner Tommy Harris 
Commissioner Frances McAteer 
(Call of the Chair) 

FINANCE 
Commissioner Eugene L. Friend 
Commissioner Keith Eickman 
Commissioner Fred A. Rodriguez 
(Last Friday, 4:00 p.m.) 

GOLF AND YACHT HARBOR 
Commissioner Tommy Harris 
Commissioner Frances McAteer 
Commissioner Keith Eickman 
(Call of the Chair) 

MATHER, ARBORETUM, CONSERVATORY 

(MAC) COMMITTEE 

Commissioner Fred A. Rodriguez 

Commissioner Frances McAteer 

Commissioner Amy Meyer 

(Call of the Chair) 



PARKS AND PLANNING 
Commissioner Keith Eickman 
Commissioner Tommy Harris 
Commissioner Amy Meyer 
(1st Thursday, 9:00 a.m.) 

RECREATION PROGRAM 
Commissioner Frances McAteer 
Commissioner Jeffrey K. Mori 
Commissioner Fred A. Rodriguez 
(4th. Thursday, 3:30 p.m.) 

JOINT ZOO 
Commissioner Amy Meyer 
Commissioner Keith Eickman 
Commissioner Jeffrey K. Mori 
(Call of the Chair - 
Approximately Every 6 weeks) 



42. COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS 

The following Commission Committee Reports were filed for the record: 
MAC Committee meeting of January 17, 1986. 
Recreation Program Committee meeting of January 23, 1986. 
Parks and Planning Committee meeting of February 6, 1986. 
Finance Committee meeting of February 7, 1986. 
Special Parks & Planning Committee meeting of February 13, 1986. 
Golf Committee meeting of February 19, 1986. 



The Commission recessed its meeting at 4:45 p.m. in order to convene 
1n executive session to discuss a personnel matter. The meeting was 
reconvened at 5:15 p.m. 



43. ADJOURNMENT 



On motion of Commissioner McAteer, the meeting was adjourned 1n 

memory of Mae Nihlll . 
On motion of Commissioner McAteer, the meeting was adjourned In 

memory of Ransom Cook. 
On motion of Commissioner Meyer, the meeting was adjourned in 

memory of Andy Lee. 

There being no further business, 
the 596th Regular Meeting of the 
Recreation and Park Commission 
was adjourned at 5:16 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 




Cynwla Landi , Secretary 
Recreation and Park Commission 



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San Francisco, California 
March 20, 1986 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION 



REGULAR MEETING 



MINUTES 



DOCUMENTS DERT. 

- rf 1 7 1986 

SAN FRANCISCO 

PIIRIJO I IRPAPV 



597TH REGULAR MEETING 
THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1986 - 2:00 P.M. 



The Five Hundred and Ninety Seventh Regular Meeting of the Recreation 
and Park Commission was called to order on Thursday, March 20, 1986, at 
2:00 P.M., by President Eugene L. Friend. 



1 . ROLL CALL 



Present: 

Commissioner Eugene L. Friend, President 
Commissioner Amy Meyer, Vice President 
Commissioner Keith Eickman 
Commissioner Tommy Harris 
Commissioner Frances McAteer 
Commissioner Jeffrey K. Mori 
Commissioner Fred A. Rodriguez 



APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner 
Meyer, the minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 20, 1986 
were approved as presented. 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 

General Manager Mary Burns submitted the following report: 
" NEW PERSONNEL APPOINTMENTS 

I would like to introduce and welcome Phil W. Arnold, who 
will be starting work next week as the new Assistant General 
Manager for Administration. Phil comes to the Department 
from the Harvey Rose Accountancy Corporation where he has 
worked since 1976. 

I would also like to introduce Shauna Rose, who is being 
considered for appointment to the position of Commission 
Secretary. Shauna is currently the Confidential Secretary to 
Chief Administrative Officer Roger Boas. 

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION 

The Department is sponsoring an Arbor Day celebration which 
features special events throughout this week and 
San Francisco's first "Arborist Jamboree" on Saturday, 
March 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Sigmund Stern Grove. This will 
include a competition by City tree climbers, tree pruning 
demonstrations, and equipment displays. I am also pleased to 
announce that for the sixth consecutive year, San Francisco 
has been named a "Tree City U.S.A." by the National Arbor Day 
Foundation for its ongoing commitment to tree planting and 
management. 

S.F. PREP HALL OF FAME AWARD 

The San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame was created four years 
ago to honor the most outstanding athletes from the City's 
high schools who have competed over the years in a variety of 
sports. It was recently reported that 19 new members had 
been added to the Hall of Fame and that Commissioner Frances 
McAteer will be receiving an award in a special category. At 
an awards banquet to be held on May 27, Commissioner McAteer 
will be honored for her dedication and continued 
contributions to high school athletic programs and her 
sponsorship of the S.F. Prep Hall of Fame. I would like to 
extend my personal congratulations to Commissioner McAteer 
for this well-deserved recognition of her efforts. 

McCOPPIN SQUARE DESIGN AWARD 

Walter Kocian, Department of Public Works Landscape 
Architect, was recently informed that his design for the 
McCoppin Square Play Area has been chosen for an award of 
excellence by the Columbia Cascade Timber Company, a 
manufacturer of wooden playground equipment. It was noted 
that the rehabilitation of this play area, designed by Walt 
Kocian, "transformed the site from a virtually unused 
playground to an area providing a maximum of play experience 
for its size and exceptional value for its budget." I'm sure 
the Commission joins me in congratulating Mr. Kocian on this 
design award. 

STORM DAMAGE UPDATE 

Despite the recent rash of winter storms, the total tree loss 
is still minimal. The number of fallen limbs, however, is 
quite large and as a result, both Golden Gate Park and many 
of our neighborhood parks have large stacks of brush. We are 
attempting to chip this material but it will take another 
four to eight weeks before this material is removed from the 
parks . 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

SAN FRANCISCO ZOO 

The recent storms also took their toll on attendance at the 
Zoo. During President's Day Weekend (February 14-17) there 
were virtually no visitors due to the severe weather. Total 
attendance during February 1986 was 53,981 compared to 76,996 
for the same month last year. 

I would like to remind the Commission that on Monday, 
March 24, at 4:00 p.m., the Joint Zoo Committee will hear a 
presentation by the Portico Group on progress of updating the 
Zoo masterplan, entitled "Zoo 2000". 

80TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1906 EARTHQUAKE 

This year marks the 80th Anniversary of the 1906 earthquake 
and fire. I have been asked to extend an invitation to 
members of the Commission to attend a noontime ceremony in 
the Rotunda of City Hall on the date of the Anniversary, 
Friday, April 18, 1986. As part of the event there will be a 
great banner placed on City Hall and at the end of the 
ceremony all City officials will be asked to be part of a 
grand photo to be added to the City's archives. 

EARTHQUAKE AWARENESS WEEK 

April 14-18 has been designated as "Earthquake Awareness 
Week" in San Francisco. Several City departments and outside 
agencies will be participating in a wide variety of 
activities emphasizing earthquake preparedness throughout the 
week. On April 16, a simulated earthquake will take place at 
approximately 9:30 a.m. and "Operation Bulldozer" will go 
into effect. This exercise is designed to clock the reaction 
and response times of mobilizing equipment from all parts of 
the City to one central location. Dwain Swain, Heavy 
Equipment Supervisor, will be coordinating our Department's 
participation in this exercise. The Park Division's 
Maintenance Yard will supply several trucks and pieces of 
heavy equipment, a crew of laborers, and a portable diesel 
trailer with 100 galjons of fuel. 

AWARD OF GRANTS 

The Department was recently advised that all of the projects 
applied for have been approved for funding under the State 
Department of Parks and Recreation Competitive Grant 
Program. The recommended projects include $600,000 for 
rehabilitation of Children's Playground in Golden Gate Park 
with a major component for the handicapped; $376,000 for 
development of the rooftop of St. Mary's Square Garage; and 
$590,000 for shoreline improvements and development of 
floating piers at Lake Merced. Additionally, a $50,000 grant 
from the Stite Office of Historic Preservation has been 
approved for restoration of the murals at Coit Tower. 

FRIENDS OF RECREATION AND PARKS 

You may have noticed that your latest water bill included an 
insert advertising our Department's spring activities as well 
as the opportunities for assisting the Department by 
donations to the Friends. This insert was a joint effort by 
the Friends and the Department's Public Relations Office and 
is estimated to reach 160,000 households in San Francisco. 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

FRIENDS OF RECREATION AND PARKS (Continued) 

The Friends' major fund-raising project this year is the 
San Francisco Landscape Garden Show which will take place 
April 16-20 at Pier 2, Fort Mason, with a preview party on the 
evening of April 15. The purpose of the show is to illustrate 
the best of contemporary landscape design as well as offer 
practical horticultural instruction. The focal point will be 
25 landscaped gardens featuring designs suitable for the 
climates of the Bay Area. An estimated attendance of 10,000 
is anticipated and proceeds from admissions will go toward an 
endowment fund for the enhancement of Golden Gate Park. 

NEW REGULATIONS ON CHARITABLE SOLICITATIONS 

In December, 1986, the Board of Supervisors approved an 
amendment to the Police Code to regulate charitable 
solicitations on public streets and sidewalks. "These new 
regulations affect such areas as the perimeter of Union Square 
and some sidewalk areas around other facilities. This 
legislation does not apply to solicitation in public parks, 
which will be the subject of a separate ordinance currently 
being drafted by the City Attorney. 

The new law regarding solicitation on public streets and 
sidewalks provides that any organization wishing to solicit 
donations or sell products must possess a valid certificate of 
registration as a charitable solicitor which is issued by the 
Police Department and must be renewed every three months. 
Additionally, certificate holders are required to make 
declaration statements showing to whom the revenues from their 
sales or solicitations are being disbursed. 

UNION SQUARE GARAGE UPDATE 

As reported to the Finance Committee on March 14, there was a 
conflict between Golden Gate Parking, System Parking and the 
Department regarding the condition of Union Square Garage at 
the time the operation was transferred. Items of contention 
include deferred maintenance and items that were taken from 
the garage, such as a security chain and fire extinguishers. 
Representatives of the two companies met on Tuesday in an 
attempt to resolve these matters. While we have been unable 
to contact System Parking on this issue, evidently a number of 
items have been returned to the garage by Golden Gate 
Parking. In addition, they are working on correcting some 
deferred maintenance items. However, this is not completely 
resolved at this time and Finance Division staff is continuing 
to work with both companies on the problem. 

LAKE MERCED B0ATH0USE BANKRUPTCY 

As a condition for staying in Chapter 11 (reorganization) of 
the Bankruptcy Court, BALC must remain current on all 
post-filing obligations. Based upon statements presented by 
them on March 11, their total obligation to the Department 
since filing of bankruptcy is approximately $19,000. Since 
they have only paid $10,000, they still owe $9,000 to the 
Department. The City Attorney is preparing a request to the 
Bankruptcy Court to allow the department to pursue lease 
termination. 

(Continued) 



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GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 



LAKE MERCED BOATHOUSE BANKRUPTCY (Continued) 

On March 12, 1986, the Court-appointed Creditors Committee, of 
which Mr. Prindle is a member, had its first meeting. At this 
meeting the Committee hired an attorney to represent them 
before the Bankruptcy Court and directed their attorney to 
pursue appointment of a trustee to oversee the operation at 
the Boathouse. 

GOLDEN GATE PARK TENNIS LEASE 

On March 18, Linda Ma, Hal Flinn, Allen Robinson, Dennis Chan 
and Ernie Prindle interviewed four bidders who have submitted 
proposals for operation of the Golden Gate Park. Tennis Court. 
After interviewing the bidders, staff concluded that it may be 
advantageous to change the thrust of the lease in order to 
allow the concessionnaire to operate and maintain the entire 
facility. No final decision has been made on this question. 
However, if they feel the current lease is preferable, I 
expect a recommendation to be made at the next Finance 
Committee, and to the full Commission at the April meeting. 
If the decision is to reject all bids and a new bid package is 
prepared, it is estimated that completion would take an 
additional two months. 

RECREATION DIVISION ACTIVITIES 

Attached to this report is a summary of activities of the 
Recreation Division during the past several weeks and 
highlights of coming events. 



RETIREMENTS 
Jeannette Dool in 
John Carrere 



Pool Cashier 
Gardener 



1/1/86 
2/1/86 



24 years 
22 years 



DATES TO REMEMBER 



Saturday, March 22 



Monday, March 24 
Wednesday, March 26 
Friday, March 28 
Thursday, April 3 
Tuesday, April 15 
April 16-20 



- (and Sunday, March 23) Ikebana Spring 
Flower Show, Strybing Arboretum. (Preview 
Party Friday at 6:00 p.m.) 

- "Whale of a Sale" Fundraiser at Junior 
Museum, 9:30 a.m. 

- Arborist Jamboree, at Stern Grove, 
1 1 :00 a.m. 

- Drama & Dance Division Talent Showcase at 
Junior Museum, 1:00 p.m. 

- Recreation Chorus performance at Old First 
Church, 8:00 p.m. 

- Joint Zoo Committee, McLaren Lodge, 
4:00 p.m. 

- Recreation Program Committee, Portola 
Recreation Center, 3:30 p.m. 

- Parks & Planning Committee, 9:00 a.m. 
(Note change from regular meeting date) 

- Dinner honoring former General Manager Tom 
Malloy, Presidio Officers Club, 7:00 p.m. 

- Giants Opening Day, Candlestick Park (Game 
at 1 :05 p.m.) 

- Landscape Garden Show at Pier 2, Fort 
Mason, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Preview 
party Tuesday, April 15, 6-9 p.m.) 



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4. CONSENT CALENDAR 



All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, were 
considered to be routine by the Recreation and Park Commission and 
were acted upon by a single roll-call vote of the Commission. 

Commissioner Rodriguez asked several questions of staff and 
representatives from the Department of Public Works regarding items 
listed on the Consent Calendar. Although these items are calendared for 
ratification of actions previously taken by DPW, Commissioner Rodriguez 
requested that more detailed information be provided to the Commission 
in the future to assist in evaluating these items. Such information 
should include a history of previous actions taken by the Commission on 
each item, as well as original contract amounts for comparison purposes 
on any contract modifications or final payments. 

On motion of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner 
Harris, ratification of the following resolutions, which 
were processed under Resolution No. 13572, were approved: 



a. SUSPENSIONS AND TERMINATIONS 

RES. NO. 14269 

RESOLVED, That all suspensions and terminations during the period 
February 12, 1986 through March 11, 1986, are approved. 



b. EMERGENCY REPAIRS 

WORK AUTHORIZED BY THE GENERAL MANAGER 

RES. NO. 14270 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies approval of emergency repairs 

and/or reconditioning authorized by the General Manager, processed under 
Resolution No. 13570, to permit the continuance of operations or to 
safeguard life or property. 

Location Vendor Amount 

S.F. Zoo Stonhard, Inc. $14,914.00 

Civic Center Plaza Giampolini Painting Contractors 2,050.00 

Hunters Point Gym Anderson Roofing & Sheetmetal 9,275.00 

Aptos Playground AAA General Roofing Co. 2,800.00 

Candlestick Park Webb Engineering Specialty Co. 500.00 



C. SHARP PARK GOLF COURSE 
CONTRACT ORDER 



RES. NO. 14271 



RESOLVED, That Contract Order appointing Rodgers Truck & Equipment, Inc. 
to perform berm construction work under Contract RP-1050, for Sharp Park 
storm damage reconstruction is approved. 

Amount: $10,000.00 



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4. CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 



d. SHARP PARK GOLF COURSE 
CONTRACT ORDER 



RES. NO. 14272 



RESOLVED, That Contract Order to Quarry Products for 3,000 tons of clay 
overburden for construction work under Contract RP-1050, for Sharp Park 
storm damage reconstruction, is approved. 

Amount: $15,000.00 



e. GEORGE MOSCONE RECREATION CENTER 
AND MARGARET HAYWARD PLAYGROUND 
CONTRACT ORDER 

RES. NO. 14273 

RESOLVED, That Contract Order to Electro-Test, Inc. for transformer 
testing under Contract RP-1045, for George Moscone Recreation Center and 
Margaret Hayward Playground Lighting Rehabilitation, is approved. 

Amount: $12,875.00 



f . FATHER ALFRED BOEDDEKER PARK 
CONTRACT ORDER 

RES. NO. 14274 

RESOLVED, That Contract Order to Testing Engineers, Inc. for Building 
Investigation under Contract 4618A, Father Boeddeker Park Community 
Facility, is approved. 

Amount: $ 8,000.00 



GOLDEN GATE PARK - BEACH CHALET 
CONTRACT ORDER 



RES. NO. 14275 



RESOLVED, That Contract Order to Hesselberg, Keesee & Assoc, under 
Contract 4733A, Beach Chalet Restoration, for design of passenger 
elevator, is approved. 

Amount: $ 6,800.00 



h. MIRALOMA PLAYGROUND 

MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT 

RES.NO. 14276 

RESOLVED, That modification of Contract No. 2 to Malott & 
Peterson-Grundy, under construction Contract RP-1063, for court 
resurfacing, is approved. 

Amount of Increase: $17,756.00 



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4. CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 



i. WEST SUNSET SOCCER FIELD 
MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT 

RES. NO. 14277 

RESOLVED, That modification of Contract No. 8 to Watkin & Bartolussi 
under construction Contract RP-1044 for West Sunset Soccer Field, is 
approved. 

Amount of Increase: $1,040.00 



j. GOLDEN GATE PARK-JAPANESE TEA GARDEN 
MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT 

RES. NO. 14278 

RESOLVED, That modification of Contract No. G to James E. 
Roberts/Ohbayashi Corp., under construction Contract 4461A, for 
restoration of Japanese Tea Garden Gates, is approved. 

Amount of Increase: $19,999.65 



k. SILVER TERRACE PLAYGROUND 
MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT 



RES. NO. 14279 



RESOLVED, That modification of Contract No. 1 to Munkdale Bros, under 
construction Contract RP-1065, for Silver Terrace Playground 
rehabilitation, is approved. 

Amount of Increase: $ 2,398.00 



1. CANDLESTICK PARK 

MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT 

RES. NO. 14280 

RESOLVED, That modification of Contract No. A to Appersey Construction 
under Construction Contract 4780A, for Candlestick Park Luxury Box 
remodeling, is approved. 

Amount of Increase: $21,000.00 



m. CANDLESTICK PARK 

MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT 

RES. NO. 14281 

RESOLVED, That modification of Contract No. A to Nibbi-Lowe Construction 
Co. under construction Contract 4822A, for Candlestick Park Luxury Box 
remodeling, is approved. 

Amount of Increase: $154,496.00 



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CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 



n. CANDLESTICK PARK 

MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT 

RES. NO. 14282 

RESOLVED, That modification of Contract No. B to Nibbi-Lowe Construction 
Co. under Contract 4723A, for frame column base repairs at Candlestick 
Park, is approved. 

Amount of Increase: $6,060.00 



o. JOSEPHINE RANDALL JUNIOR MUSEUM 
MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT 



RES.NO. 14283 

RESOLVED, That modification of Contract No. B to Marshall Builders, 
Inc., under construction Contract 4667A, for roof repairs at Randal 
Junior Museum, is approved. 

Amount of Increase: $1,385.00 



p. NOE-BEAVER MINI-PARK 

MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT 

RES.NO. 14284 

RESOLVED, That modifications of Contract Nos. 1 and 2 to Tamal 
Construction under Contract RP-1080, for Noe-Beaver Mini-Park 
Development are approved: 

Contract No. 1 Amount of Increase: $ 577.50 
Contract No. 2 Amount of Increase: $2,100.00 



q. WEST SUNSET PLAYGROUND 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RES.NO. 14285 

RESOLVED, That final payment to Mike Brown Electric Co. under 
construction Contract RP-1042 for softball field lighting at West Sunset 
Playground is approved. 

Amount: $9,350.00 



r. GOLDEN GATE PARK-STOW LAKE 
FINAL PAYMENT 



RES.NO. 14286 



RESOLVED, That final payment to Valentine Corporation under construction 
Contract RP-1047, for Stow Lake rehabilitation, is approved. 

Amount: $9,890.83 



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4. CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 



s. STERN GROVE, JUNIPERO SERRA PLAYGROUND 
AND JOSEPHINE RANDALL JUNIOR MUSEUM 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RES. NO. 14287 

RESOLVED, That final payment to Wilson Electric Co., Inc., under 
construction Contract RP-1079, for parking lot security lighting, is 
approved. 

Amount: $1,372.00 



t. CANDLESTICK PARK 
FINAL PAYMENT 



RES. NO. 14288 



RESOLVED, That final payment to Esquivel Grading & Paving, Inc., under 
construction Contract RP-1062, for parking lot repaving, is approved. 

Amount: $22,010.00 



u. SUNNYSIDE PLAYGROUND 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RES. NO. 14289 

RESOLVED, That final payment to Abbett Electric Corp., under 
construction Contract RP-1072, for Sunnyside Playground lighting 
rehabilitation, is approved. 

Amount: $1,762.00 



SAN FRANCISCO ZOO-KOALA HABITAT 
FINAL PAYMENT 



RES. NO. 14290 



RESOLVED, That final payment to Nibbi-Lowe Construction under 
construction Contract 4627A, for Koala Habitat at S.F. Zoo, is approved, 

Amount: $5,500.00 



w. GOLDEN GATE PARK-ALVORD LAKE 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RES. NO. 14291 

RESOLVED, That final payment to E. Mitchell, Inc., under construction 
Contract RP-898A for Phase II of Alvord Lake Production Well, is 
approved. 

Amount: $15,421.18 



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WEST SUNSET SOCCER FIELD 
FINAL PAYMENT 



RES. NO. 14292 

RESOLVED, That final payment to Watkin & Bartolucci under construction 
Contract RP-1044, for West Sunset Soccer Field Development, is approved, 

Amount: $30,388.00 



y. PORTOLA PLAYGROUND 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RES.NO. 14293 

RESOLVED, That final payment to Ernie Lowe & Sons Construction Co. under 
construction Contract 4547A-R, for Portola Recreation Center 
rehabilitation is approved. 

Amount: $43,770.89 



Z. PALACE OF FINE ARTS 
FINAL PAYMENT 



RES.NO. 14294 



RESOLVED, That final payment to Nibbi-Lowe Construction under 
construction Contract 4549A, for main building roof construction at the 
Palace of Fine Arts, is approved. 

Amount: $36,456.00 



aa. CANDLESTICK PARK 

EMERGENCY CONTRACT ORDER 

RES.NO. 14295 

RESOLVED, That Contract Order to Signet Testing Labs for construction 
inspection required by Building Code under Contract 4822A, for Luxury 
Box Remodeling, Candlestick Park, is approved. 

Amount: $23,883.00 



bb. GOLDEN GATE PARK-BEACH CHALET 
EMERGENCY CONTRACT ORDER 



RES.NO. 14296 



RESOLVED, That Contract Order to Thomas Portue, for repairs to 
deteriorating historic murals at Beach Chalet, under Contract 4733A, is 
approved. 

Amount: $1,050.00 



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4. CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 



cc. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

CONSERVATORY AND NURSERY 
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT 



RES. NO. 14297 

RESOLVED, That agreement with Joseph Chow & Associates for architectural 
and engineering services for design of greenhouses at Nursery and 
restoration of Conservatory growing houses under Contract 4642A, is 
approved. 

Amount: $42,450.00 



dd. MCLAREN PARK-LOUIS SUTTER FIELDHOUSE 
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT 

RES. NO. 14298 

RESOLVED, That agreement with Fleming Corp. for architectural services 
for renovating Louis Sutter Fieldhouse under Contract 4643A, is approved. 

Amount: $24,500.00 



GENERAL CALENDAR 



5. KEZAR STADIUM 

MORABITO MEMORIAL BENCH 

Approval of moving the Morabito bench from Kezar Stadium to the Alumni 
Corner of the Section C Parking Lot at Candlestick Park. 

Superintendent of Parks Barney Barron reported that the request to 
relocate the Morabito Bench was submitted by The NFL Alumni Association 
and Supervisor Quentin Kopp. It was reviewed and recommended by the 
Parks and Planning Committee with the understanding that Mrs. Morabito 
and/or the NFL Alumni Association would assume responsibility for any 
costs associated with moving the bench and its maintenance after being 
placed in the Candlestick Parking Lot. 

Commissioner McAteer questioned the appropriateness of the site selected 
for the bench at Candlestick. Mr. Alan Beals, representing the NFL 
Alumni Association, stated that the site was selected by their 
organization, that Mrs. Morabito had approved the relocation, and 
offered to pay for any costs involved. He noted that the area selected 
in Section C of the Candlestick Parking Lot is the site where the NFL 
Alumni Assocation meets before each game and many more people will have 
an opportunity to see the bench if it is placed there than is possible 
in its present location at Kezar Stadium. 

(Continued) 



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5. KEZAR STADIUM 

MORABITO MEMORIAL BENCH (Continued) 



On the recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee 
and on motion of Commissioner Harris, seconded by 
Commissioner Mori, the following resolution was adopted: 



RES. NO. 14299 



RESOLVED, That this Commission approves moving the Morabito Memorial 
Bench from Kezar Stadium to the Alumni Corner of the Section C Parking 
Lot at Candlestick Park. 



GOLDEN GATE PARK-POLO FIELD 
MODIFICATION OF MORATORIUM ON EVENTS 

Approval of modifying current moratorium on events at the Polo Field, 
Golden Gate Park. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained that the current moratorium on 
large assemblies at the Polo Field was established by the Commission in 
July, 1985. At that time it was noted that several exceptions had been 
allowed to the Commission's policy regulating permits and reservations 
for large events on Department facilities and staff was directed to work 
with the City Attorney's Office in preparing a revision of that policy. 
It was initially expected that the policy revision would take 60 days to 
complete. However, that estimate was unrealistic and the moratorium on 
large events at the Polo Field has been extended several times while 
staff continues to work on the policy revision. 

At the last meeting of the Commission, Mary Burns noted that several 
applications were on file for use of the Polo Field by large assemblies 
during the spring and summer months. Staff is therefore recommending a 
modification of the moratorium on events at the Polo Field for a 60-day 
period, as well as certain limitations on any events held during that 
time. She stated further that the latest draft of the complete policy 
revision is scheduled for hearing by the Parks and Planning Committee on 
March 28, and it is anticipated that it will be scheduled for Commission 
review and approval within 60 days. 

Ms. Burns reviewed the proposed modification of the current moratorium 
which would allow large assemblies at the Polo Field but would limit 
such events to one day only, places a 3-hour limit on amplified sound, 
restricts any amplified sound to between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 
5:00 p.m., and provides that there must be a 6-week interval between 
such events. She emphasized that this interim policy would affect only 
the Polo Field and is limited to a 60-day period. 

Deputy City Attorney Mara Rosales responded to several questions by 
members of the Commission regarding the effect of the proposed 
modification of the moratorium. 

Commissioner Friend announced that the Commission would hear public 
testimony on this issue and because of the large number of speakers, 
limited testimony of each person to two minutes. 



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6. GOLDEN GATE PARK-POLO FIELD 

MODIFICATION OF MORATORIUM ON EVENTS (Continued) 



The following persons expressed their opposition to modifying the 
current moratorium and/or allowing large assemblies with an 
entertainment component in Golden Gate Park. 

Robert Fries , a Richmond District resident, who spoke about 
the deleterious effects on the Park and the surrounding 
neighborhoods when large events are allowed. He questioned 
the First Amendment right of holding rock concerts in the 
park and felt that all events with amplified music should be 
prohibited. 



Edith Fried , who stated that she was against all large 
assemblies because of the resulting damage to the park. If 
the Commission approves allowing these events, she urged 
that they be limited to three (every other month), that 
their duration be limited to two hours, amplification of 
sound be limited to spoken announcements, and that there be 
some control of parked cars within the Park. 



Ann Fried , who stated that she agreed with Edith Fried 1 s 
comments and urged that the park be maintained as a quiet 
refuge. 



Kim Norts , representing the Golden Gate Park Stables, who 
urged the Commission not to lift the current moratorium. 
She stated that previous large events in the park had an 
adverse impact on their business at the stables and raised 
concerns regarding the safety of the horses and the security 
of the facility. 



Robert Kurtz , representing the S.F. Model Yacht Club, who 
urged the Commission not to allow large events in the Park. 
He stated that their club holds 40 to 50 events a year which 
are curtailed when there is a large assembly at the Polo 
Field. 



Zach Cowan , representing the Greenbelt Congress, who opposed 
lifting the current moratorium. He questioned the First 
Amendment right of holding large events in the Park and 
urged the Commission to seek a full environmental impact 
report before allowing such events in the park. 

John Holtzclaw , representing the Sierra Club, who commented 
on the importance of Golden Gate Park as a quiet refuge for 
City dwellers and urged the Commission to protect its 
fragile environment. He was opposed to any large events in 
the park and urged the Commission to limit large assemblies 
to more appropriate areas such as Kezar Stadium. 



Margaret Schlaffer . who expressed her opposition to lifting 
the moratorium and allowing any large assemblies in the park. 



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GOLDEN GATE PARK-POLO FIELD 

MODIFICATION OF MORATORIUM ON EVENTS (Continued) 



Commander Richard Klapp, S.F. Police Department , who 
expressed the Police Department's position opposing large 
events in Golden Gate Park because of their tremendous drain 
on the department's personnel resources and the difficulties 
in controlling crowds and traffic. He commented that the 
Police Department receives most of the complaints regarding 
the music and noise from such events. He noted that if the 
Commission does allow such events, the Police Department 
will continue to work with staff to recommend controls which 
would minimize their impact as much as possible. 



Donna Ernston , representing residents of the Richmond 
District, who expressed her objection to large gatherings 
not only because of damage to the park but their impact on 
surrounding neighborhoods. She urged that the Police 
Department enforce current laws regarding noise levels and 
that alternate locations be considered for large events. 



Katherine Scott , who expressed her opposition to any large 
events in the park because of their adverse impact on the 
park environment. 



Rosalys Henderson , who spoke against allowing any large 
events in the park and expressed her concern about the 
Police services diverted from other areas of the City for 
such events. 



Jonathan Bulkley , representing Planning Association of the 
Richmond, who expressed his organization's opposition to 
allowing large assemblies in Golden Gate Park. He commented 
about the hundreds of complaints from Richmond District 
residents after last summer's events in the park regarding 
noise, litter, and illegally parked cars and expressed 
concern regarding damage to the park's environment. He also 
noted that allowing such events conflicts with the 
department's "Objectives and Policies for Golden Gate Park" 
and urged the Commission to consider other more appropriate 
areas for large assemblies, such as Civic Center. 



Judy Gray , a Richmond District resident, who urged the 
Commission not to allow large events in the park. 



Ruth Doty , representing Volunteer Collectors, who expressed 
her opposition to any large events in the park, and 
commented on the damage to the park after last summer's 
events . 



(Continued) 



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6. GOLDEN GATE PARK-POLO FIELD 

MODIFICATION OF MORATORIUM ON EVENTS (Continued) 



The following persons spoke in support of lifting the current 
moratorium and/or allowing large assemblies in Golden Gate Park. 



Ann Burns , representing Golden Gate Park Chapter of the 
American Red Cross, who urged the Commission to lift the 
moratorium in order to allow the Bay to Breakers festival to 
take place at the Polo Field. She noted that their 
organization provides volunteer staff for first aid at the 
end of the race and they receive a donation for their 
participation in the event. She stated that this donation 
means a great deal to their organization and expressed her 
hope that the Bay to Breakers event would again be held at 
the Polo Field. 



Thomas Scholten , who stated that he was in favor of large 
events in Golden Gate Park. He felt that such events 
provided an opportunity for persons who live in other areas 
of the City to enjoy the park and low-cost entertainment. 



Roger Abelson, Imagine Nine, Inc. Mr. Abel son urged the 
Commission to lift the moratorium and to allow major events 
to take place in Golden Gate Park. He stated that events 
such as last year's Labor Day "Rock and Run Festival" 
provided an opportunity for poor people in the city to enjoy 
the park and the benefits of such events outweigh the small 
inconvenience to neighborhood residents who are able to use 
the park all year around. 



Jose Simon , promoter of "Comedy Day in the Park", who urged 
the Commission to allow special events in the park. He noted 
that last year's Comedy Day was held at the Band Concourse 
and the crowds exceeded the capacity of that location. He 
felt that his free comedy day was a popular, enjoyable event, 
which he hoped to hold this year in the Polo Field. He asked 
the Commission to consider that there are several responsible 
promoters of events such as his, who are sensitive to the 
impact on surrounding neighborhoods as well as the park 
itself. 



Terri Robbins, S.F. Examiner . Ms. Robbins noted that the 
San Francisco Examiner has been sponsoring the Bay to 
Breakers event for 20 years. They have explored the 
possibility of using the Great Highway for their after-race 
event instead of the Polo Field. After meeting with 
representatives of GGNRA and the S.F. Police Department it 
was determined that traffic control and other problems would 
make that site unworkable. Ms. Robbins noted that in past 
years when the award ceremony was held at the Polo Field they 
worked with the Police Department to assure crowd and traffic 
control, provided sufficient numbers of portable toilets, and 
other measures to assure the event would run smoothly. She 
stated that the Police Department supported their request to 
use the Polo Field for their event and urged the Commission 
to lift the current moratorium. (Commander Klapp of the 
Police Department clarified his earlier statement by 
explaining that the Police Department had no problem with the 
Bay to Breakers event and the opposition expressed earlier 
was based on experience with other types of large assemblies 
in the park) . 



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GOLDEN GATE PARK-POLO FIELD 

MODIFICATION OF MORATORIUM ON EVENTS (Continued) 



Michael Levine, Events West , who urged the Commission to lift 
the current moratorium to allow large events in the park. He 
asked for a clarification of how the proposal before the 
Commission today would affect applications for future events 
in the park. Deputy City Attorney Mara Rosales stated that 
the proposed modification to the current moratorium will 
affect only the Polo Field and only for a 60-day period. It 
does not prohibit applications for future events and it is 
anticipated that a new permit policy will be finalized and 
presented to the Commission for approval at the end of that 
60-day period. 



A lengthy discussion ensued among members of the Commission regarding the 
proposed modification of the current moratorium as werl as the complete 
revision of the Commission's permit policy which is still being drafted. 
Commissioner Meyer noted the number of speakers who have expressed 
concern about the environmental impact of large events in the park as 
well as the apparent conflict of allowing such events with the 
"Objectives and Policies for Golden Gate Park". She also noted that 
other areas of major concern are complaints about noise, traffic and 
parking control, and turf recovery. She stated that she was in favor of 
modifying the moratorium for a 60-day period, but felt that an 
environmental review was necessary before the Commission could vote to 
approve a new permit policy. The City Attorney was requested to research 
this matter and provide an opinion as to whether a complete EIR is 
required. 

General Manager Mary Burns noted that the proposed modification of the 
moratorium with certain limitations for a 60-day period represented the 
staff's recommendation on this matter. She noted further that the 
proposed policy for permits on all Recreation and Park Department 
facilities would be heard by the Parks and Planning Committee on March 28 
and further public testimony would be taken at that time. The concerns 
raised by members of the public as well as members of the Commission are 
being taken into consideration in the permit policy revision. Ms. Burns 
announced that copies of the latest revision would be made available to 
the Commission and members of the public on Monday, March 24. 



On recommendation of the General Manager and on motion of 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14300 



WHEREAS, The Commission on July 18, 1985, pursuant to Resolution 
No. 14050 pending a report and recommendation from its staff, affirmed 
its policy as stated in Section H 1 of its Resolution No. 13094 that the 
Polo Field shall be reserved for athletic, equestrian and sports events 
only; and 

WHEREAS, The Commission directed the staff to examine the 
considerations underlying its earlier policy allowing large gatherings at 
nonathletic events with an entertainment component at the Polo Field and 
to report to this Commission its findings and recommended future policy; 
and 

(Continued) 



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MODIFICATION OF MORATORIUM ON EVENTS 



RES. NO. 14300 (Continued) 



WHEREAS, In the interim the Commission determined that a 60-day 
moratorium be placed on the approval of nonathletic events at the Polo 
Field involving large crowds; and 

WHEREAS, Said moratorium has been extended several times since 

July 18, 1985 because the staff has needed additional time to carefully 

study all the issues pertaining to the use of park facilities by large 
crowds; and 

WHEREAS, The spring and summer seasons are the usual months in which 
citizens seek permission to use the Polo Field for mass gatherings at 
nonathletic events with an entertainment component; and 

WHEREAS, Without a modification of the moratorium these citizens 
will be deprived of the use and enjoyment of the Polo Field for the 
spring and summer seasons for mass gatherings at nonathletic events with 
an entertainment component; and 

WHEREAS, The staff has made periodic reports to the Commission on 
its investigation and examination in detail of the nature of the Polo 
Field and surrounding terrain and vegetation for the purpose of 
determining what limitations, if any, must be placed upon the use of the 
Polo Field by large crowds; and 

WHEREAS, The Commission remains concerned that allowing an 

unrestricted number of events having crowds of 25,000 or more in the Polo 

Field will result in a cumulative, long term adverse impact upon the 

fragile soil and vegetation at the west end of Golden Gate Park; and 

WHEREAS, The staff is prepared to propose that the Polo Field be 
reserved for athletic, equestrian and sports events on a priority basis 
rather than exclusively for those events; and 

WHEREAS, The Staff is prepared to propose that when all athletic, 
sports and equestrian events have been accommodated at the Polo Field, 
four open dates shall be designated for assemblies of 25,000 or more 
persons provided, however, that the Commission adopt a recommended policy 
that the dates to be designated be one each in the months of May, July, 
September and October to allow for turf recovery and that these dates 
must be at least six weeks apart; and 

WHEREAS, The staff is prepared to propose that mass gatherings in 
the park, including the Polo Field, be limited to one day to avoid the 
attendant police problems such as littering, overnight camping, 
congestion, excessive noise, excessive damage to the vegetation and 
terrain; and 

WHEREAS, This Commission is confident that it is prepared to adopt 
said proposed recommended policy of the staff concerning limiting the use 
of the Polo Field by assemblies of 25,000 or more for one day nonathletic 
events; and 

WHEREAS, The staff has not fully explored the impact of allowing an 
unrestricted number of events with no limitation on the duration of 
amplified sound in Golden Gate Park and the effect such amplification of 
sound would have on the surrounding neighborhood and on the right and 
interest of San Franciscans to the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of Golden 
Gate Park; and 

WHEREAS, The staff will be prepared to make a recommendation within 
the next 60 days as to a proposed policy for use of park facilities 
including limitation on the duration of amplified sound during events in 
Golden Gate Park; and, now, therefore, be it 



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GOLDEN GATE PARK - POLO FIELD 
MODIFICATION OF MORATORIUM ON EVENTS 



RES. NO. 14300 (Continued) 

RESOLVED, That this Commission does hereby modify the moratorium 
imposed in July of 1985 on the approval of nonathletic events at the Polo 
Field involving large crowds, by adopting a restricted policy which will 
allow for large assemblies at the Polo Field for one day nonathletic 
events, with an entertainment component, subject to a 3-hour limitation 
between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during which amplified 
sound, pursuant to a sound permit issued by the Police Department, will 
be allowed pending a report from the staff as to this issue provided, 
however, that such events shall be scheduled by staff at least six weeks 
apart; and be it 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the General Manager is directed to continue 
working in consultation with the staff and the City Attorney's Office for 
the purpose of examining in detail the impact of amplified sound in 
Golden Gate Park upon the surrounding neighbors' right to the quiet 
enjoyment of their property and to privacy and to balance those interests 
against the constitutional right of citizens to present musical 
entertainment in public parks. This resolution is effective March 21, 
1986 and shall remain in effect until the earlier of either 60 days or 
the adoption by the Commission of a revised policy concerning the use of 
park facilities by large crowds. 



3:15 p.m. - President Friend left meeting room, Commissioner Meyer 
assumed the Chair. 



7. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
ANIMAL TRANSACTIONS 

On recommendation of Zoo Director, and on motion by 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner McAteer 
the following resolution was adopted: 



RES. NO. 14301 



RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the following animal transactions 
for the San Francisco Zoological Gardens: 



SOLD TO: Northland Wildlife, Inc. 
2601 E. Highway 169 
Grand Rapids, MN 
USDA #41-B-101 

Two (2) male and two (2) female Ellipsis waterbucks, valued at 
$2,000 a pair. 

One (1) female and one (1) male Northern Lynx, valued at $750 the pair 

Total Purchase Price $4,750.00 

Payment to be made to Animal Purchase and Exchange Fund. 

(Continued) 



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SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
ANIMAL TRANSACTIONS (Continued) 

SOLD TO: Chicago Zoological Park 
3300 Golf Road 
Brookfield, IL 60513 
USDA #33-C-3 



One (1) male and three (3) female Springhaas, valued at 
$1 ,800 the group. 

Payment to be made to the Animal Purchase and Exchange Fund 



PURCHASED 

FROM: Ken Chisholm 

2608 Augustin Cantin 

Montreal , Quebec 

Canada H3K 1E1 

No USDA License (foreign) Company 

One (1) male and three (3) female Wanderoo, valued at 
$8,500 the group. 

Payment to be made from the Animal Purchase and Exchange Fund. 



PURCHASED 

FROM: Jacksonville Zoological Park 

8605 Zoo Road 

Jacksonville, FL 32218 

USDA #58-EL-2 

One (1) male Whooper swan, valued at $300. 

Payment to be made from Animal Purchase and Exchange Fund. 

Correction: Resolution #14214 from January 1986 Meeting 

SOLD TO: R. Rundel 
Sonoma, CA 

Should read: 

Payment to be "credited to our account", not "payment to be 
made to Animal Purchase and Exchange Fund." 



3:25 p.m. - President Friend returned to meeting room, Commissioner 
Meyer continued to Chair. 



SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
DISCOUNT ADMISSION FEE 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion by 
Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Harris, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES .NO. 14302 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves discount admission fee (two adult 
admissions for the price of one) at the San Francisco Zoo as part of a 
promotional advertisement sponsored by the Coca Cola Bottling Company. 



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9. SIXTH AND FOLSOM STREET PARK 
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT 



On motion by Commissioner Harris, seconded by 
Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14303 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies agreement with Marquis Associates 
for architectural services for design and construction of new recreation 
center at Sixth and Folsom Streets under Contract 4633A. 

Amount: $230,000.00 



10. CROCKER AMAZON PLAYGROUND 
AWARD OF CONTRACT 



On motion by Commissioner McAteer, seconded by 
Commissioner Harris, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES .NO. 14304 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies award of contract to Crown 
Ironworks under construction Contract 4598A, for Crocker-Amazon Bocci 
Ball Court Cover. 

Award Amount: $49,825.00 
Const. Mgmt: 1,770.00 



1 1 . LARSEN PARK PLAYGROUND 
AWARD OF CONTRACT 

On motion by Commissioner Harris, seconded by 
Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution 
was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14305 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies award of contract to Watkin & 
Bartolussi, Inc., under construction Contract RP-1033, for Larsen Park 
Playground Rehabilitation. 

Award Amount: $114,000.00 
Const. Mgmt: 10,431 .00 



12. HARVEY MILK RECREATION CENTER 
AWARD OF CONTRACT 

On motion by Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14306 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies award of contract to Francisco 
Construction, Inc., under construction Contract 4597A, for miscellaneous 
work at Harvey Milk Recreation Arts Center. 

Award Amount: $66,629.00 

Const. Mgmt: 4,000.00 

Contract Admin: 7,215.00 



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4:05 p.m. - President Friend left meeting room, Commissioner Meyer 
conti nued to Chair. 



13. CANDLESTICK PARK 
ANARD OF CONTRACT 

On motion by Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner 
Eickman, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14307 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies award of contract to Apersey 
Construction under construction Contract 4780A, for Candlestick Park 
Renovations, Luxury Box Remodel, Phase 1A-1. 

Award Amount: $247,000.00 

Const. Mgmt: 10,250.00 

Contract Admin: 4,000.00 



14. CANDLESTICK PARK 
AWARD OF CONTRACT 

On motion by Commissioner Eickman, seconded by 
Commissioner Mori, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14308 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies award of contract to Nibbi-Lowe 
"Construction under construction Contract 4822A, for Candlestick Park 
Renovations, Luxury Box Remodel, Phase 1A-2. 

Award Amount: $2,944,666.00 
Const. Mgmt: 60,000.00 



4:10 p.m. - President Friend returned to meeting room, Commissioner Meyer 
continued to Chair. 



15. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY FAIR BUILDING 
ANARD OF CONTRACT 

On motion by Commissioner Eickman, seconded by 
Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution 
was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14309 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies award of contract to Malott & 
Petersen-Grundy under construction Contract 4680A, for encapsulation of 
material containing asbestos at S.F. County Fair Building complex. 

Award Amount: $74,740.00 
Const. Mgmt: 3,000.00 



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16. GOLDEN GATE PARK-NURSERY 
GREENHOUSE PLAN APPROVAL 

On recommendation of Parks and Planning Committee and 
on motion by Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14310 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves plans as presented for 
greenhouses at Golden Gate Park Nursery. 



17. SHARP PARK GOLF COURSE 

STORM DAMAGE RECONSTRUCTION 

Assistant Superintendent of Parks James Cooney explained that there was 
significant damage to the western edge of the Sharp Park Golf Course 
during the 1982-83 storms. A portion of the embankment was lost, as well 
as three holes of the golf course. Since that time the department has 
taken a number of temporary measures to protect the Sharp Park sea wall 
berm until the permanent restoration could be done. Staff has been 
working with the Department of Public Works and consultants from 
Geomatrix Engineering to select a sea wall berm design that will provide 
a permanent solution to protect the golf course during a major storm. He 
made a brief presentation regarding the feasibility study conducted by 
Geomatrix and the design alternative which has been recommended by staff 
for the Commission's approval. 

Commissioner Friend asked about the cost of the total reconstruction 
project. Mr. Cooney stated that the total estimate is $6 Million and it 
is anticipated that the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the 
California Department of Boating and Waterways will finance 757. of the 
project cost. This feasibility study was necessary as a first step in 
applying for those funds. An emergency appropriation of $850,000 has 
already been approved for what was anticipated to be 25% (the City's 
share) of the total cost to repair the storm damage to Sharp Park. A 
portion of those funds have been used for various emergency repairs and 
for preparation of the feasibility study and design options to establish 
a permanent solution. 

On recommendation of Parks and Planning Committee and 

on motion by Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner 

McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14311 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves preferred design alternative as 
recommended by staff for the Sharp Park Sea Wall reconstruction. 



18. CIVIC CENTER PLAZA 
DESIGN GUIDELINES 

Ms. Deborah Learner, Park Planner, made a presentation regarding the 
recommended design guidelines for the rehabilitation of the Civic Center 
and noted that these guidelines focus on the James Rolph Plaza, which is 
that portion of the Civic Center under the jurisdiction of the Recreation 
and Park Commission. 

(Continued) 



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CIVIC CENTER PLAZA 

DESIGN GUIDELINES (Continued) 



On recommendation of Parks and Planning Committee and 

on motion by Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner 

Friend, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14312 

WHEREAS, The Recreation and Park Commission has jurisdiction of the 
James Rolph Plaza also known as Civic Center Plaza, and; 

WHEREAS, The restoration and rehabilitation of the Civic Center Plaza 
and the entire Civic Center is of utmost concern to the Recreation and 
Park Commission; and 

WHEREAS, A Civic Center design panel has proposed a set of design 
guidelines for the completion of the San Francisco Civic Center, and 
these guideline have been reviewed and considered by the Recreation and 
Park Commission, now, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, That the following policies for the completion of the James 
Rolph Civic Center Plaza be adopted. 

1. Restore the James Rolfe Plaza to its orignial design configuration 
with modifications of detail features to improve the livability of 
public recreational spaces. 

2. Coordinate necessary improvements with long range plans for the 
restoration of the original design concept and avoid improvements 
that will impede restoration. 

3. Remove or minimize visual obstructions to the cross axis, including 
trees and planting beds. While reducing the height of the garage 
elevator housing may be desirable, this may not be feasible and 
should be considered a long term goal, if not deleted from the 
redesign plan altogether. 

4. Replace the corner bosks of olive trees with a perimeter ring of 
trees. Trees should be low and open enough to minimize screening of 
the framing bui Idings. 

5. The design of the new plaza should be organized around the visual 
axis pattern used in the original design plus additional axis 
radiating from the twin fountains to the corners of the Square. 

6. Design seating for the convival grouping of people and for wind 
protection. 

7. Use minor changes in grade to create a comfortable sense of 
containment in the peripheral sitting areas, provide some wind 
protection and to enhance the definition of the major open spaces. 
These grade changes should not obscure views across the plaza 
necessary for public safety and enjoyment of the overall space. 

8. Replace the center reflecting pool with fountains flanking the 
central concourse space. The design and placement of the fountains 
shall be as in the original design. 

9. Modify the perimeter curb alignment to correct the pedestrian safety 
problems at the corners and reinstate the original circular 
intersection pattern. Extend the curb near major axis lines to 
prevent parked cars from blocking views. Delete the balustrade 
feature suggested in the Civic Center Redesign Committee's 
guidelines. 

(Continued) 
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CIVIC CENTER PLAZA 

DESIGN GUIDELINES (Continued) 



RES.NO. 14312 (Continued) 

10. Provide for the easy installation of temporary security fencing and 
kiosks for special events in the plaza. 

11. Construct a new paving surface appropriate to the Plaza's formal 
design providing safety and comfort for all including those wearing 
high heels. 

12. Design a night lighting system for visitor safety and security in 
keeping with the long range design scheme for the Plaza 

13. Possible shadow impacts of buildings that will surround the plaza 
should be carefully evaluated and alternatives considered in 
accordance with the Shadow Ordinance and long range guidelines 
established for the improvement of the Civic Center; and, be it 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That future improvements follow the suggested phasing 
plan outl ined below: 

1. Correct the subsidence problem and install new paving around 
perimeter. The existing paving surface will be difficult to match 
and is not altogether suitable to the Plaza's formal design. 
Rebuild perimeter sidewalk with new curb alignment. 

2. Install nightl ighting pylons and new perimeter lighting standards. 
Improved utility hookups useful in staging large events might also 
be instal led at this time. 

3. Remove bosks of olive trees and replace with perimeter planting. 
Add new park seating within new tree planting. The landscape scheme 
should give definition to the overall space, channel pedestrian 
circulation, create elevation changes with the use of raised 
planting beds and define the position of the twin fountains which 
might be inserted at a later date. 

The placement of street furniture and wind protection should be 
integral to the landscape design. Surveillance and public safety 
are important design considerations. The preferred approach is the 
placement of trees, raised planting beds or berming to afford wind 
protection rather than constructed screens. 

4. Reconstruct original fountains and remove central fountain. The 
construction of these notable landscape features might well be 
financed by a private donation. 

5. Complete plaza paving and seating. Food service should be available 
during peak use periods, lunch time primarily. This could be 
accomplished by licensing vendors with attractive portable units. 

It would be desirable if eating areas were defined with tables and 
chairs. These however would have to be moved from the site on a 
daily basis by the licensed vendor. 



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19. ALAMO SQUARE 

DESIGNATION OF DOG EXERCISE AREA 

On recommendation of Parks and Planning Committee and 

on motion by Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner 

Meyer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14313 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves designating a portion of Alamo 
Square as a dog exercise area for a six-month trial period. 



20. STRYBING ARBORETUM 
BUILDING PLANS 

On recommendation of M.A.C. Committee and on motion 

by Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, 

the followng resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14314 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves, in concept, Strybing Arboretum 
Society Building Plans as presented, pending completion of environmental 
study. 



21 . MARINA GREEN 

GOODWILL DONATION STATION 

On recommendation of Parks and Planning Committee and 
on motion by Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner 
Meyer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14315 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves placement of Goodwill donation 
station at Marina Green for one-year period. 



22. INDIA BASIN 

EASEMENT CRITERIA 

On recommendation of Parks and Planning Committee 
and on motion by Commissioner Meyer, seconded by 
Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14316 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves criteria to be used in 
negotiating easements for the India Basin Executive Park property in 
relation to the proposed India Basin Shoreline Park. 



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23. CANDLESTICK PARK 

SAN FRANCISCO FORTY NINERS-LEASE AMENDMENT 
LICENSING AGREEMENT FOR LUXURY BOXES 

Deputy Mayor James Lazarus explained that the Forty Niners have requested 
approval of a lease modification which would permit them to grant to 
sub-tenants of luxury boxes the right to purchase tickets to special 
events (defined as events at the stadium other than football, baseball or 
other team sports played on a regular basis). The Forty Niners have 
requested this exclusivity concept (or "first right of refusal") for the 
new luxury boxes to use as part of their sales campaign. Mr. Lazarus and 
Mr. Ken Flower, Vice President of the Forty Niners, responded to 
questions from the Commission regarding the effect of this proposed lease 
modification. 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion 
by Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner 
Harris, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14317 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves an amendment to the stadium lease 
with the San Francisco Forty Niners to allow the 49ers to grant to 
sub-tenants of luxury boxes the exclusive right and privilege to use and 
occupy the luxury boxes in the stadium for special events; and be it 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That this lease amendment be forwarded to the Board of 
Supervisors for approval. 



24. CANDLESTICK PARK 

SAN FRANCISCO FORTY NINERS 
LUXURY BOX RENTAL RATES 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion 
by Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner Harris, 

the following resolution was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14318 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves rental rates for luxury boxes at 
Candlestick Park, as follows: 

Price Suite Number 

$39,000 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20 

$40,000 36, 37, 40, 41 

$42,000 2, 5, 8 

$43,000 44, 45 

$45,000 68 

$46,000 7 

$47,000 48, 49, 50 

$49,000 65, 3, 4, 6, 9 

$51 ,000 66, 52, 64 

$52,000 69 

$53,000 53, 62 

$54,000 67 

$56,000 56, 59, 51 , 63 

$57,000 54 

$59,000 10, 14, 18 

$60,000 60, 61 , 39, 43 

$61 ,000 13, 17, 21 

$62,000 38, 42 

$63,000 55, 57, 58, 47 

$65,000 46 



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25. CANDLESTICK PARK 

HARRY M. STEVENS, INC. 
FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRICES 



Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained that since 1982 it has been the 
Commission's policy that all price increases for food and beverage items 
at Candlestick, be in 25£ increments to facilitate cash-handling. 
Therefore, certain items are selected for price increases in alternate 
years in order to maintain this policy. He noted that it is also a 
policy to entertain only one request for price increases in any one year, 
which will be effective for both baseball and football seasons. 

Mr. Greg Kerwin of Stevens, Inc. explained his reasons for requesting 
these price increases. He noted that a number of his operating costs 
have risen, including insurance, labor costs, and increased prices of 
food and other products and supplies. 

Commissioner McAteer commented that she understood Mr. Kerwin' s reasons 

for requesting these price increases but expressed concern about the 

continuing rise in costs associated with attending a baseball game. She 

felt that baseball is one of the few opportunities available for families 

to enjoya day of inexpensive entertainment and it is being priced out of 
reach for many people. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion 
of Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner Mori, 
the following resolution was adopted: 



RES. NO. 14319 



RESOLVED, That this Commission approves request from Harry M. Stevens, 
Inc. for increases in price of food and beverages at Candlestick Park., as 
fol lows: 



16 oz. draft beer 
24 oz. draft beer 
14 oz. sodas 
20 oz. sodas 
Cigarettes/per pack 
Hamburger 1/3 lb. 
Cheeseburger 1/3 lb. 

The Forum 
Mixed Drinks 
Hot food platter 



APPROVED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE : 

Ayes: 6 (Commissioners Friend, Meyer, Eickman, Harris, Mori 

Rodriguez) 
Noes: 1 (Commissioner McAteer) 



Current 


Approved 


$1.50 


$1.75 


2.00 


2.25 


.75 


1.00 


1.00 


1.25 


1.25 


1.50 


2.25 


2.50 


2.50 


2.75 


$1.75 


$2.00 


4.00 


4.25 



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26. CANDLESTICK PARK 

CANDLESTICK PARKING SERVICES 
PARKING FEES 

Commissioner Friend explained that Mr. Leonoudakis, the current 
leaseholder at the Candlestick Parking Lot, requested an increase of $1 
per automobile and $5 for motorhomes and buses for baseball and football 
seasons. He also asked the Commission to consider lowering the 
percentage of gross receipts currently paid to the Department. This 
request was based upon his increased insurance costs of approximately 
$55,000 per year, a 5% increase in parking tax, and a 25% decrease in 
baseball parking. 

The Finance Committee recommended against modification of the lease in 
order to reduce the percentage of gross receipts paid to the department, 
but felt it was appropriate to grant Mr. Leonoudakis' request for a 
parking fee increase. 

Commissioner Eickman commented that he voted against approving the 
proposed parking rate increase when this matter was reviewed by the 
Finance Commitee. He stated that he shares Commissioner McAteer's 
concern aboutthe rising cost of attending baseball games and noted that 
the price of admission tickets was recently increased by the Commission 
at the request of the Giants. He stated further that he did not vote 
against the increased price of certain food and beverage items, which was 
just approved at this meeting, because he felt patrons were not obliged 
to purchase food at Candlestick Park and could bring in their own. He 
noted, however, that most people attending a game at Candlestick use 
their private automobiles rather than public transportation, and will be 
forced to bear this additional cost if this parking rate increase is 
approved. He recommended against the Commission's approval of this item. 

Commissioners Mori and Meyer expressed concerns about the current 
leaseholder's failure in the past to meet many of his responsibilities 
for operation of the Candlestick lot, including maintenance of the lot 
after games, proper staffing to assure compliance with the newly 
instituted directional parking for football games, and certain other 
items. Both Commissioners expressed their reluctance to approve any 
parking rate increase unless the department receives assurances that in 
the future all such obligations will be met. It was suggested that this 
rate increase might be deferred until some type of written agreement for 
operation of the lot is drafted and signed by both parties. 

Mr. Leonoudakis stated that they have doubled their staff at Candlestick, 
assured the Commission that they will make every effort to meet their 
obligations for the proper maintenance and operation of the lot, and 
would be willing to sign an agreement to that effect. He also stated 
that it would be very difficult to make a change in parking rates during 
the middle of the baseball season and urged the Commission to take action 
on this matter today. 

Commissioner Rodriguez inquired about the possibility of increasing the 
parking rates for buses and motorhomes only. Mr. Leonoudakis stated that 
80 to 90% of his total revenue is from automobile parking and raising the 
rates only for buses and motorhomes would not produce a significant 
amount of additional revenue - certainly not enough to make up for his 
current shortfal 1 . 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle responded to questions from the Commission 
regarding the percentage of gross receipts from the Candlestick Lot 
currently paid to the Department (83.674%) and how those funds are used. 
Commissioner Friend commented that current negotiations with the Giants 
may result in the Department's giving these parking revenues to the 
Giants as one means of providing an incentive for them to remain at 
Candlestick. He noted that other incentives may also be offered and 
expressed his concern about the potential revenue loss to the department. 



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26. CANDLESTICK PARK 

CANDLESTICK PARKING SERVICES 
PARKING FEES (Continued) 

Commissioner Meyer again stated that she did not feel comfortable 
approving this parking rate increase until the Department receives some 
type of written agreement signed by Mr. Leonoudakis regarding the proper 
operation of the lot. 

In light of the concerns expressed by Commissioners Eickman and McAteer 
about the rising cost of attending baseball games, Commissioner Rodriguez 
moved (seconded by Commissioner McAteer) that the Commission may want to 
consider increasing the parking rates for football season only. That 
motion was subsequently withdrawn by Commissioner Rodriguez after hearing 
testimony by Mr. Leonoudakis that it would not be possible for 
Candlestick Parking Services to recoup its current financial loss unless 
the parking rates are increased for baseball as well as football 
seasons. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that she felt there were too many unresolved 
issues regarding the leaseholder's obligations for operation and 
maintenance of the lot and didn't feel the Commission was prepared to 
vote on this item today. 

On motion by Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner 
Meyer, the Commission considered the matter of referring this 
item back to Finance Committee. 

The motion was defeated by the following vote: 

NOES: 4 (Commissioners Friend, Harris, McAteer, Mori) 

AYES: 3 (Commissioners Eickman, Meyer, Rodriguez) 

Commissioner Friend suggested that staff draw up a memorandum of 
agreement to be signed by Mr. Leonoudakis regarding the obligations under 
the current lease for operation and maintenance of the Candlestick Lot. 
He also noted that if Mr. Leonoudakis does not meet the terms of such an 
agreement the matter could be brought back before the Commission for 
further consideration and possible lease termination. 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion 
by Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner Mori, 
the fol lowingresolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14320 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves request of Candlestick Parking 
Services for increase in parking fees at Candlestick Park, as follows: 



Current Rate Proposed Rate 
Baseball 

Automobiles $ 2.00 $ 3.00 

Buses 10.00 15.00 

Football 



Automobiles $ 4.00 $ 5.00 

Motor Homes 10.00 15.00 

Buses 15.00 20.00 

APPROVED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE : 

Ayes: 4 (Commissioners Friend, Harris, McAteer, Mori) 

Noes: 3 (Commissioners Eickman, Meyer, Rodriguez) 



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27. CANDLESTICK PARK 

SALES PERMIT RENENAL 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion 
by Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14321 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves request of Dewitt Burlingame to 
renew permit for the sale of souvenirs at Candlestick Park during the 
1986 basebal 1/footbal 1 season. 



28. CANDLESTICK PARK 

PERMIT FOR BENEFIT CONCERT 

Consideration of request by Mr. Yadi Milani for permission to rent 
Candlestick Park on May 10, 1986, to hold a "Lost in Space" benefit 
concert in memory of the astronauts who lost their lives aboard the 
Shuttle Chal lenger. 

Commissioner Friend noted that this item was reviewed by the Finance 
Committee and Mr. Milani has stated his intention that all proceeds from 
the concert, record and T-shirt sales would be donated to the families of 
the deceased astronauts. Mr. Milani has agreed to pay the Department a 
minimum guarantee of $15,000 two weeks prior to the concert and within 
five days after the concert will pay 8% of the gross gate receipts and 
10% of the novelty sales. 

General Manager Mary Burns noted that the Department's permit policy 
requires that the promoter of such an event must provide a written 
confirmation of the performers, anticipated crowd size, and details 
regarding security arrangements and other items at least 30 days in 
advance of the concert. She asked Mr. Milani if he could provide this 
information by April 10, and also remit the $15,000 guarantee two weeks 
prior to the concert. Mr. Milani responded affirmatively. 

Commissioner Harris stated that he felt Mr. Milani's intentions were 
commendable in sponsoring such a benefit concert, but thought the name of 
the event, "Lost in Space", was inappropriate and should be changed. 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion 

by Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez, 

the following resolution was adopted: 

RES .NO. 14322 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves permit to stage "Lost in Space" 
concert at Candlestick Park on May 10, 1986. 

APPROVED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE : 

Ayes: 6 (Commissioners Friend, Eickman, Meyer, McAteer, Mori, 

Rodriguez) 
Noes: 1 (Commissioner Harris) 



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29. GOLDEN GATE PARK-GOLF COURSE 
BID PACKAGE 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion 

by Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Harris, 

the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14323 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves bid package for Golden Gate Park 
Golf Course. 



30. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
KEZAR PARKING LOT 
BID PACKAGE 

On the recommendation of Finance Director Ernie Prindle, President Friend 
directed that the proposed bid package for the Kezar Parking Lot be taken 
off calendar. 



31 . GOLDEN GATE PARK-JAPANESE TEA GARDEN 
TEA HOUSE AND GIFT SHOP 
FIVE-YEAR LEASE OPTION 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle reported that in return for this 
recommended five-year lease extension, Mr. Hirose has agreed to two 
phases of capital improvements at the Japanese Tea Garden which will 
total $50,000. 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion 

by Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, 

the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14324 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves five-year lease option with Jack 
Hirose for operation of Tea House and Gift Shop at Japanese Tea Garden. 



32. LAKE MERCED 

FISHING DERBY FEE 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion 

by Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, 

the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14325 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves $5.00 fee for Fishing Derby to be 
held May 3 - 18, 1986, at Lake Merced, all proceeds of which are to 
benefit the Recreation Center for the Handicapped. 



33. GOLDEN GATE PARK-TENNIS COURTS 
VENDING MACHINE AGREEMENT 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion 
by Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES .NO. 14326 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves month-to-month agreement with 
Tom's Sales to install, maintain, and operate vending machines at Golden 
Gate Park Tennis Courts. 

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34. CIVIC CENTER GARAGE 
LEASE MODIFICATION 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion 
by Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14327 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves modification of lease with Civic 
Plaza Parking Corporation for the operation of Civic Center Garage to 
delete earthquake insurance requirements. 



35. MARINA GREEN 

REVOCABLE PERMIT 

Approval of renewing revocable permit to the United States Navy for the 
purpose of operating a Degaussing Station at the Mariaa Green for a 
period of five years, retroactive to February 1, 1986. 

Commissioner Meyer expressed concern about the location of the Navy's 
degaussing station at the Marina Green and asked the Navy personnel 
present at today's meeting to submit further information regarding 
possible alternate sites before this matter is considered. 

President Friend directed that this matter be continued for one month and 
that the Navy provide the requested information regarding alternate 
locations. 



6:35 p.m. - President Friend left meeting room, Commissioner Meyer 
assumed the Chair. 



36. LAKE MERCED 

HOURS OF CLOSURE TO PUBLIC 

Property Manager Robin Burgstahler reported on the recent ruling by the 
State Fish and Game Commission that all inland fisheries (including Lake 
Merced) must be available for fishing on a 24-hour basis. This raised a 
number of concerns regarding potential liability to the Department and 
its concessionaire at Lake Merced, the cost of 24-hour staffing to assure 
security at the Lake, as well as potential damage to animal and plant 
life. The Fish and Game Commission denied the Department's request for 
an exemption to this 24-hour rule, but noted that there was nothing to 
prohibit the establishment of a curfew at the Lake, as long as it 
restricts access to the Lake by all persons and not just fishermen. 
Staff is therefore recommending that the Lake surface and ten feet of the 
surrounding shoreline be closed to the public during nighttime hours. 
Ms. Burgstahler noted further that this measure will not in any way 
restrict access to the Lake Merced Boathouse. 



On motion by Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner 
Rodriguez, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14328 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves closing Lake Merced (lake surface 
and ten feet of surrounding shoreline) to the public during nighttime 
hours, from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise. 



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37. MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSES 
HOLIDAY POLICY 

On recommendation of Golf Committee and on motion by 
Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14329 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves amendment to Holiday Policy for 
Municipal Golf Courses (Resolution No. 12710), to provide that golf 
courses will remain open on Christmas and New Year's Day. 



38. JOSEPHINE RANDALL JUNIOR MUSEUM 

LLEWELLA LEWIS BEQUEST-TRANSFER OF FUNDS 

On recommendation of Recreation Program Committee and 

on motion by Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner 

Rodriguez, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14330 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves transferring funds in the amount 
of $32,000 from the Llewella Lewis Bequest to the Bureau of Architecture 
for preparation of a master plan and associated improvements for the 
Josephine Randall Junior Museum. 



39. BALBOA STADIUM 

TEMPORARY WAIVER OF FEES 

On recommendation of Recreation Program Committee and 
on motion by Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14331 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves waiver of normal fees for use of 
Balboa Stadium by University of San Francisco soccer and softball teams 
for a two-year period; and approves acceptance of free services by U.S.F. 
coaching staff for Recreation Division youth athletic programs and use of 
the U.S.F. baseball field during the months of June and July, when such 
field is available. 



6:45 p.m. - President Friend returned to meeting room and resumed the Chair. 

40. SOUTH OF MARKET RECREATION CENTER 
AMENDMENT TO LEASE AGREEMENT 

On recommendation of Recreation Program Committee and 

on motion by Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner 

Harris, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14332 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves amendment to lease agreement 
between the Roman Catholic Welfare Corporation of San Francisco and the 
Recreation and Park Department for rental of a portion of St. Patrick's 
Day Care Center at 366 Clementina Street, for the South of Market 
Recreation Program. 



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41. RECREATION DIVISION 
TRANSFER OF FUNDS 

On recommendation of Recreation Program Committee and 
on motion by Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner 
Harris, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14333 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves transferring Recreation 
Division-Community Services funds in the amount of $3,306 from Equipment 
to Contractual Services, pursuant to Charter Section 6.305. 



42. MARINA SMALL CRAFT HARBOR 

IMMEDIATE FILLING OF HARBORMASTER POSITION 

General Manager Mary Burns noted that Harbormaster Bill Gray plans to 
retire from that position on July 31, 1986. In order to provide for his 
immediate replacement in this key position, it is recommended that the 
necessary resolution be submitted to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors 
for consideration. 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion 
by Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner 
Harris, the following resolution was adopted: 



RES. NO. 14334 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves proposed resolution to be 
submitted to Mayor and Board of Supervisors, requesting authorization for 
the immediate filling of the position of Harbormaster, Marina Small Craft 
Harbor. 



43. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS 

On motion by Commissioner McAteer, seconded by 
Commissioner Harris, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14335 

RESOLVED, That this Commission accepts the following gifts, valued at 
$5,185.00, to the Recreation and Park Department: 

a. From Amfac, Inc., through Friends of Recreation and 
Parks, $500.00 for Tenderloin Recreation Center. 

b. From Mr. Charles Nau, orchids valued at $1,685.00, 
donated to the Conservatory of Flowers. 

c. From San Francisco Foundation, through Carlos Magana 
(Koshland Award Recipient), $3,000.00 for the Aquatics 
Program of the Recreation and Park Department; and, 

be it 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That appropriate letters of thanks be sent to the 
donors. 



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44. COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS 

The following Commission Committee Reports were filed for the record: 

Recreation Program Committee meeting of February 27, 1986. 
Parks and Planning Committee meeting of March 6, 1986. 
Finance Committee meeting of March 14, 1986. 
Candlestick Park Committee meeting of March 18, 1986. 



45. APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSION SECRETARY 



On motion by Commissioner Meyer, seconded by 
Commissioner Harris, the following resolution 
was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14336 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the appointment of Shauna Marie 
Rose as Secretary to Recreation and Park Commission, effective April 1, 
1986, pursuant to Charter Section 3.551. 



46. ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the 597th Regular Meeting of the 
Recreation and Park Commission was adjourned at 6:55 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted, 




Cyivt/hia Landi , Secretary 
Recreation and Park Commission 



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598TH REGULAR MEETING 
THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1986 -.2:00 P.M. 



The Five Hundred and Ninety Eighth Regular Meeting of the Recreation and 
Park Commission was called to order on Thursday, April 17, 1986, at 2:00 
P.M., by President Eugene L. Friend. 



1 . ROLL CALL 

Present: 



Commissioner Eugene L. Friend, President 
Commissioner Amy Meyer, Vice President 
Commissioner Keith Eickman 
Commissioner Frances McAteer 
Commissioner Jeffrey K. Mori 
Commissioner Fred A. Rodriguez 

Absent: 

Commissioner Tommy Harris 



APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

Commissioner Meyer referred to page 30, paragraph 6, Item 26 
CANDLESTICK PARKING SERVICES , and asked for a staff report in two 
months on this matter. 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the 
minutes of the regular Meeting of March 20, 1986, were approved as 
presented, with the exception of the above. 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 

General Manager Mary Burns submitted the following report: 

" BUDGET MEETING WITH MAYOR 

On Wednesday, April 30, at 8:30 a.m., staff will be meeting 
with Mayor Feinstein to review the Department's proposed 
budget for fiscal year 1986-87. President Friend has been 
asked to participate in this meeting and other members of the 
Commission are also welcome to attend. Please note, however, 
that no more than three Commissioners (less than a quorum of 
the Commission) may participate in the meeting. 

EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS 

A series of training exercises are being held this week as 
part of the City's annual disaster drill. On Wednesday, 
April 16, a "mock earthquake" occurred as part of the 
earthquake preparedness training. This department and a 
number of other agencies participated in this exercise, 
designed to test the time it takes for mobilization of the 
heavy equipment which will be essential to the relief effort 
following a catastrophic earthquake. This morning Chief 
Engineer Jim Sutro presented an informational briefing for 
department staff, reviewing some of the basic procedures to 
follow in the event of a major earthquake. 

As you know, this year marks the 80th Anniversary of the 1906 
Earthquake and Fire. Members of the Commission are invited 
to attend a special noontime ceremony in the Rotunda of City 
Hall on Friday, April 18. 

LANDSCAPE GARDEN SHOW 

The Friends of Recreation and Parks' Landscape Garden Show 
opened yesterday and will continue through this Sunday, 
April 20, at Pier 2, Fort Mason. The show features 30 
professionally designed gardens and several which were very 
creatively designed by children. The show also includes 
demonstrations by garden specialists and landscape 
architects, with practical advice for home gardeners. The 
garden displays are magnificent and I would encourage all 
members of the Commission and staff to attend the show. 
Proceeds are to go to an endowment fund for Golden Gate 
Park. If successful, this is to become an annual event. 

At the direction of Commissioner McAteer, the Commission 
Secretary was directed to send a letter of thanks to Al 
Ottoboni and his staff for the beautiful flower display as 
well as to Tom Bass and his staff commending their work on 
the Landscape Garden Show. 

General Manager Mary Burns pointed out that it was a stunning 
show and that proceeds are to go to an endowment fund for 
Golden Gate Park. She also made note that an article on the 
show appeared in the April 16, 1986 Examiner. 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

SPRING WEEK AT EMBARCADERO CENTER 

Golden Gate Park moved downtown during the week of 
April 7-12. Located in back of Embarcadero Center's four 
buildings, Recreation and Park Department displays provided 
downtown visitors with a colorful, flower-filled stroll 
through the Park. The four displays, coordinated by Tom 
Chiosso, depicted unique aspects of Golden Gate Park flora, 
an historical photo exhibit in a Japanese Tea House setting 
created by Ed Schuster, a fragrance garden from the Strybing 
Arboretum, and a photo exhibit of the Department's 
reforestation program. Blooming plants from the Conservatory 
were used for the floral plaque and display created for the 
event by Park Division staff. I would like to thank all the 
staff members who worked so hard to make this exhibit 
possible. In addition to the excellent public relations 
generated by the display, the Department will receive a 
$2,000 donation from Embarcadero Center. 

The Commission Secretary was directed to send a letter to Tom 
Chiosso and his staff acknowledging his fine work. 

BOEDDEKER PARK ANNIVERSARY 

A ceremony celebrating the first year anniversary of 
Boeddeker Park and dedication of two original sculptures in 
the Park is tentatively set for May 16 at 11:15 a.m. The 
artworks were sculpted by San Francisco artists, one a 
resident of the Tenderloin. One piece is a globe with facial 
inserts denoting the area's demography and the second is an 
ark bearing near-extinct animals. The ark is an appropriate 
symbol , because Boeddeker Park serves as an urban sanctuary 
for the residents of the Tenderloin. All Commissioners are 
cordially invited to attend the ceremony. 

"SAN FRANCISCO ALIVE" PRESS CONFERENCE 



Today at Noon Mayor Feinstein announced the formation of 
"San Francisco Alive", a new organization to promote a 
positive image of San Francisco and its neighborhoods. A 
successor to San Franciscans for a Cleaner City, it will 
attempt to reduce litter and graffiti in the City. It will 
also, however, attempt to present a program for those 
citizens interested in doing something positive for the City 
as well. The Recreation and Park Department will participate 
by establishing a Botanical Hot Line at the Arboretum to 
answer plant-related questions. Individuals will also be 
encouraged to participate in park clean-up and volunteer to 
plant in the reforestation programs. Gardeners are working 
with the Public Relations office and Urban School to produce 
public service announcements on how to protect our parks. 

In addition, the Department will participate in a 
district-wide graffiti clean-up in the Excelsior on 
April 26. The event will start at Excelsior Playground at 
9:00 a.m. where neighborhood volunteers will assemble and 
receive assignments. 

UNION SQUARE GARAGE 

The Department is currently collecting cost estimates to 
repair or replace those items at Union Square Garage that we 
feel are the responsibility of Golden Gate Parking Company. 
As you are aware, the issue of responsibility for repair or 
replacement of certain garage property was discussed at the 
March Finance meeting, at which time the Committee directed 
Golden Gate Parking and System Parking to meet and resolve 
this problem. At their meeting. Golden Gate Parking stated 
that they would fix a number of items, which have been 
corrected. In addition. Golden Gate Parking stated that a 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

UNION SQUARE GARAGE (Continued) 

number of other items were the responsibility of the City to 
replace or repair. The Department disagrees with this 
contention in several instances and as soon as cost estimates 
can be compel eted for these items, a request for 
reimbursement will be sent from the City Attorney's office. 

LAKE MERCED BOATHOUSE BANKRUPTCY 

Bay Area Location Caterers continues to be in default with 
its rent payments to the Department. They have not paid 
either February or March rent. The City Attorney has 
requested a release from the Bankruptcy Court in order to 
initiate eviction proceedings. This item is scheduled for 
hearing by the Bankruptcy Court on April 30. 

The Creditors Committee was recently presented a statement of 
revenue and expenses at the Boathouse on a cash basis from 
December 7, 1985 through February 28, i 986 . This statement 
was preliminary and I expect that eventually, when all of the 
figures are available, a $40,000 loss since the filing of 
bankruptcy could be shown. 

On the advice of the City Attorney I iave requested that the 
Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors calendar the 
Commission's recommendation to reduce the minimum rent for 
the first year of operation at the Boathouse (from $75,000 to 
$25,000), which you approved in 1985. This item had 
previously been held at the call of the Department pending 
resolution of the Commission's lease termination proceedings 
and subsequent bankruptcy filing. The Budget Analyst's 
office is recommending against this waiver and instead will 
recommend that Bay Area Location Caterers repay all past due 
rents to the Department. 

CANCELLATION OF "LOST IN SPACE" CONCERT 

At the March 20 meeting, the Commission approved a request by 
Mr. Yadi Milani for permission to rent Candlestick Park on 
May 10, 1986, to hold a "Lost in Space" benefit concert in 
memory of the astronauts who lost their lives aboard the 
Shuttle "Challenger". At that time Mr. Milani was advised 
that the Department's permit policy requires that he provide 
a written statement confirming the list of performers, 
anticipated crowd size, security arrangements and other 
details on the proposed concert thirty days before the 
requested date (April 10, 1986). Mr. Mi i ani was unable to 
meet these requirements and has withdrawn his request. He 
hopes to sponsor the event at a later date and if he is 
successful in his efforts, will submit a new request for the 
Commission's consideration. 



PARK PRESIDIO PRUNING 

There have been a number of recent press articles regarding 
pruning along Park Presidio Boulevard. For several 
reasons— i ncluding storm damage, lack of supervision, and an 
underground construction project in the area near Geary 
Boulevard which has hampered debris removal — the pruning has 
not been up to the Department's usual standards. None of the 
pruning, however, is irreparable. Instructions have been 
given to Park Division staff and replanting has already begun. 



RECREATION DIVISION 

Attached to this report you will find a summary of activities 
of the Recreation Division during the past several weeks and 
highlights of coming events. 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

SUPPORTING DATA FOR AGENDA ITEMS 

In response to requests from the Commission and in order to 
provide more complete supporting data on agenda items, we 
have included additional information in the Commission 
packets for this month. An index sheet has been developed 
which cross-references the agenda items with the explanatory 
material contained in the packet and also indicates those 
cases where supporting data was submitted too late to be 
included. In addition, the packet contains budget 
explanation sheets for the capital projects items on the 
Commission calendar which provide background information and 
budget history for each project. The formats for these 
materials are still in the process of being developed. We 
would appreciate receiving suggestions from the Commission on 
ways to make these materials more useful and on any other 
changes which the Commission might desire regarding the 
supporting data being provided. 



DATES TO REMEMBER 

Friday, April 18 - 80th Anniversary of 1906 Earthquake, 

event at City Hal 1 , 12:00 Noon 

Sunday, April 20 - Recreation Symphony performance at 

Academy of Sciences, 2:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 22 - Recreation Program Committee, Sharon 

Bui lding, 3:30 p.m. 

Kezar Masterplan Community Workshop, 
S.F. County Fair Bldg., 7:00 p.m. 

Saturday, April 26 - Dedication of Grove Mohr Field, 

St. Mary's Recreation Center, 11:00 a.m. 

Tuesday, April 29 - Parks and Planning Committee, 9:00 a.m. 

(Note change from regular meeting date). 

Saturday, May 3 - Strybing Arboretum Society Annual Plant 

Sale, 10:00 a.m. to 1 :00 p.m." 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are 

considered to be routine by the Recreation and Park Commission 

and are acted upon by a single roll call vote of the 

Commi ssion . 

There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a 

member so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed 

from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



General Manager Mary Burns requested that Item "i" be taken off 
the calendar as final inspection had not been completed by the 
department and that Item "o" be taken off the calendar as the 
job was not done to the department's satisfaction. She also 
noted that Item "m" rescinded Resolution No. 14273 of the March 
20, 1986 meeting, explaining the cost of the work had been 
reevaluated by staff as the previous dollar amount seemed 
excessive. The recommended dollar amount was modified from 
$12,875.00 to $350.00. Commissioner Eickman questioned this 
considerable difference in dollar amounts in Item "m" and and 
Assistant General Manager for Administration Phil Arnold 
explained it was due to a clerical error - a decimal point had 
been placed in the wrong place. 



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4. CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 

Commissioner Meyer asked for clarification on Items "e" and "f" and 
Joe Rusk of the Zoo explained the items were for mechanization of 
doors for the Asian elephant and giraffe exhibits. 

Commissioner Rodriguez thanked the staff for the development of the 
supporting data form and asked that two additional items be added to 
the form. He asked for the original estimate of the work to be 
performed and an indication as to what percentage of the project had 
been completed. Commissioner Meyer asked that a brief description of 
the work also be included in the form. 



On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner 
Mori, ratification of the following resolutions, which were 
processed under Resoltuion No. 13572, were approved: 



TEMPORARY PERSONNEL REQUISITIONS 
SUSPENSIONS AND TERMINATIONS 



RES. NO. 14337 



RESOLVED, That all Temporary Requisitions represented by numbers 
T50022 through T50030 during the period March 12, 1986 through 
April 4, 1986 are approved and all suspensions =nd terminations 
are al so approved. 



EMERGENCY REPAIRS 

WORK AUTHORIZED BY THE GENERAL MANAGER 

RES.NO. 14338 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies approval of emergency 
repairs and/or reconditioning authorized by the General Manager 
processed under Resolution No. 13570, to permit the continuance 
of operations or to safeguard life or property. 

Location Vendor Amount 

Hunters Point Gym H.Y. Floor & Painting Inc. $ 5,250.00 

Candlestick Park J.C. Phelan & Son 6,220.00 

Candlestick Park Wash on Wheels 2,700.00 

Marina Yacht Harbor Western Dock Enterprises 25,000.00 

S.F. Zoo Vega Fence Co. 7,040.00 

S.F. Zoo AAA General Roofing Co. 1,760.00 



c. MARINA GREEN 

AWARD OF CONTRACT 



RES.NO. 14339 



RESOLVED, That this Award of Contract to Cal Clay Corporation for 
construction work under construction contract RP-1073, Spec. 
No. 5650E, Marina Green Jogging Path, is approved. 

Amount: $57,480 

d. MONTEREY CONSERVATORY 
AWARD OF CONTRACT 

RES.NO. 14340 

RESOLVED, That this Award of Contract to Valentine Corporation 
for construction work under construction contract RP-897-R, Spec. 
No. 24,891, Monterey Conservatory, is approved. 

Amount: $124,421 

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e. SAN FRANCISCO ZOO 
CONTRACT ORDER 

RES.NO. 14341 

RESOLVED, That Contract Order to Lloyd W. Aubry Co. for OSHA 

citation work under construction contract RP-1076, Spec. 

No. 5594E, S.F. Zoo, OSHA Citation Work, Phase I, is approved 

Amount: $11,783.00 



f. SAN FRANCISCO ZOO 
CONTRACT ORDER 



RES.NO. 14342 



RESOLVED, That Contract Order to Lloyd W. Aubry Co., for OSHA 

citation work under construction contract RP-1091, Spec. 

No. 57881, S.F. Zoo, OSHA Citation Work, Phase II, is approved, 

Amount: $14,950.00 



DUBOCE PARK 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RES.NO. 14343 

RESOLVED, That final payment to Abbott Electric Corp., for 
completion of construction work on 7/20/84 under construction 
contract RP-894, Spec. No. 24,921, Duboce Park Lighting, is 
approved. 

Amount: $889.00 



h. CANDLESTICK PARK 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RES.NO. 14344 

RESOLVED, That final payment to Redwood Painting Co., for 
completion of construction work on 12/17/85, under construction 
contract RP-1105, Spec. No. 5800E, Candlestick Park Stadium Light 
Tower Rehabilitation, is approved. 

Amount: $7,500.00 



i. JOSEPHINE RANDALL JUNIOR MUSEUM 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RESOLVED, That final payment to Marshall Builders for completion 
of construction work on 1/24/86 under construction contract 
4667A, Roof Repairs Randall Jr. Museum, is approved. 

Amount: $6,100.60 

ACTION Taken Off Calendar 



j. MISSION RECREATION CENTER 
FINAL PAYMENT 



RES.NO. 14345 



RESOLVED, That final payment to Anderson Constructors, Inc., for 
completion of construction work on 1/25/86 under construction 
contract 4145A, Phase II, Mission Community Recreation Center 
(2450 Harrison Street), is approved. 

Amount: $12,728.11 
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k. MIRALOMA PLAYGROUND 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RES.NO. 14346 

RESOLVED, That final payment to Tamal Construction for completion 
of construction work on 2/20/86 under construction contract 
RP-1063, Spec. No. 5634E, Miraloma Playground Rehabilitation, is 
approved. 

Amount: $1,000.00 



UPPER NOE FIELD HOUSE 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RES.NO. 14347 

RESOLVED, That final payment to Transco Builders & Trading Co., 
for completion of construction work on 2/26/86 under construction 
contract RP-4548A, Upper Noe Valley Field House Rehabilitation, 
is approved. 

Amount: $5,000.00 



m. GEORGE M0SC0NE CENTER & MARGARET HAYNARD PLAYGROUND 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RES.NO. 14348 

RESOLVED, That final payment to Electro-Test, Inc., for 
completion of transformer testing on 2/28/86 under construction 
contract RP-1045, Spec. No. 5522E, George Moscone Center and 
Margaret Hayward Playground Lighting Rehabilitation, is approved. 

Amount: $350.00 

ACTION: Rescinds Resolution No. 14273 from March 20 Commission 
Meeting. 



FATHER B0EDDEKER PARK 
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT 

RES.NO. 14349 

RESOLVED, That approval of agreement with Gordon Chong & 
Associates for architectural and engineering services for the 
design and construction of a new Recreation Center under Contract 
4618A, Community Facilities Building, Alfred Boeddeker 
Neighborhood Park, is approved. 

Amount: $40,000 

MARTIN LUTHER KING POOL 
EMERGENCY CONTRACT ORDER 

RESOLVED, That contract order to Instant Asphalt, Inc., to repair 
water damaged sky light under Contract 4525A, Martin Luther King 
Pool Roof Repair Leaks, is approved. 

Amount: $7,858.00 

ACTION Taken Off Calendar 



p. CHRISTMAS TREE POINT 
EMERGENCY NQRK ORDER 

RES.NO. 14350 

RESOLVED, That work order no. 139532 to Bureau of Street 
Cleaning, Urban Forestry Division for hydromul chi ng project area 
to stabilize slope erosion under contract no. RP-1057, Spec. No. 
5608E, Christmas Tree Point, Vista Point Improvements, is 
approved. 

Amount: $2,900.00 



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GENERAL CALENDAR 



5. MARINA GREEN 

REVOCABLE PERMIT 

Approval of renewing revocable permit to the United States Navy for 
the purpose of operating a Degaussing Station at the Marina Green for 
a period of five years, retroactive to February 1, 1986. 

Property Manager Robin Burgstahler explained this item had been 
continued for one month pending receipt of more definitive information 
from the Navy. She presented the Navy's illustration of the placement 
of towers in proportion to the range house. She further explained 
that the Navy would change the underwater installations for degaussing 
and would upgrade machinery in the system. This would be done 
underwater or with machinery within the range house itself. The Navy 
plans to repaint and relandscape inside the fenced area and has 
requested that the two green storage bins presently outside the range 
house be relocated as they afford easy access into the range house 
area. 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion by 
Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14351 

RESOLVED, That this Commission does hereby approve the request of 
the United States of America, Department of the Navy, Western 
Division, for renewal of Revocable Permit No. (R) -47529, which 
covers the use of a parcel of land 50 feet by 25 feet situated 
200 feet west of the center line of Fillmore Street, retroactive 
to February 1, 1986 to January 31, 1991 for a Degaussing Station. 



SAN FRANCISCO ZOO 
REVIEW OF MASTER PLAN 

Conceptual approval of proposed master plan ("Zoo 2000"). 

Peggy Burks Executive Director of the Zoological Society, made a 
presentation on proposed conceptual plan for future development of the 
zoo. She explained that the Society hired a consultant firm, the 
"Portico Group", who had design and architectural experience with zoos 
and public parks. The Group proposed a centralized entrance for the 
zoo, additional parking in the rear western part of the zoo, and the 
development of administrative buildings to act as support facilities 
for the zoo itself. She noted the Group also proposed further 
developing the exhibit areas of the zoo into themes for animal 
habitats. The Portico Group worked on three levels: the land itself, 
the animals (habitat, conservation), and the people (how they get 
there, where they park) in developing this plan. 

Commissioner Friend inquired as to when the project could be 
completed. Ms. Burks replied that with the best case scenario, and 
provided adequate funding is available, 8-10 years. 

Commissioner Meyer noted that she had asked that the plan be brought 
to the Commission in this early stage so that they would have the 
opportunity to look at the conceptual plan. 

On recommendation of the Joint Zoo Committee and on motion by 
Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Meyer the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14352 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves, conceptually, 
the proposed master plan for "Zoo 2000". 



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7. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
DEYOUNG MUSEUM 
APPROVAL OF EXHIBIT 

Approval of logistic plans for the "New Painting, Impressionism . 
1874-1886" exhibit. 

Superintendent of Parks Barney Barron explained that this item came 
before the Parks and Planning Committee, at the request of the 
Museum. The request involves the temporary erection of tents, 
signage, parking, etc., necessary for the Impressionism Exhibit. 
Commissioner Rodriguez asked for clarification on what was actually 
being approved since the opening of the exhibit was so close. Mr. Gus 
Teller Deputy Director of Operations for the DeYoung Museum explained 
he was asking for approval of temporary erection of tents for 
catering firms and portable rest rooms and presented a chart that 
displayed where these items would be placed. 

On recommendation of Parks and Planning Committee and on motion by 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES NO. 14353 



RESOLVED, that this Commission approves logistic plans for the 
"New Painting, Impressionism 1874-1886" exhibit. 



PALACE OF FINE ARTS 
EXPLORATORIUM 
SATELLITE DISH 

Approval of permanent installation of satellite dish on roof of 
Exploratorium. 

Christina Orth of the Exploratorium explained that at issue was a 
satellite dish (a receiving antenna) to be installed permanently on 
the roof of the Exploratorium. She explained it was installed on a 
temporary basis, with the permission of the General Manager, in order 
to receive satellite flyby of Halley's Comet. The Exploratorium 
wanted to continue to use it for other such events that may occur in 
the future. She emphasized that visibility of the dish is minimal 
and can only be seen from the Lair parking lot. 

Commissioner McAteer asked if any neighborhood complaints had been 
received regarding the dish and Ms. Orth advised none had been 
received. 

Commisioner Meyer advised that she had personally inspected the area 
and felt the effect of the dish was minimal. 

Commissioner Eickman informed the group that he had walked around the 

area and the satellite dish was only visible from the Lair parking 

lot. He said one cannot see it in or out of a car or from the front 
of the bui lding. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion 
by Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14354 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves permanent installation of 
satellite dish on the roof of the Exploratorium. 



3:00 p.m. President Friend left meeting room, Commissioner Meyer 
assumed the Chair. 



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3:10 p.m. - President Friend returned, Commissioner Meyer continued to 
Chair. 



KEARNY STREET STEPS 
REVIEW OF CONCEPTUAL PLAN 

Approval of review of conceptual design for Kearny Street steps with 
the understanding that the Department of PubT: Works will assume 
maintenance responsibilities. 

On the recommendation of the General Manager, Commissioner Meyer 
directed that the review of the conceptual plan for Kearny Street 
Steps be taken off calendar. 



SIXTH AND FOLSOM STREET PARK 
APPROVAL OF PLANS 

Approval of preliminary plans for a park and recreation center at 
Sixth and Fol som Streets. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained that the open space element of 
the City's master plan identifies six high-need neighborhoods that 
need park and recreation facilities and the South of Market area is 
one of these targeted areas. It became evident, through a series of 
public meetings, the public wanted an outdoor green space as well as 
an indoor recreational space at this site. She introduced Mr. Hal 
Brandis from Marquis Associates, the architect who would explain the 
design and plans. 

Mr. Brandis explained Marquis Associates conducted many studies, 
reviewed them with Parks and Planning Committee, and was here today 
to present a preliminary model which was intended to show the massing 
of the buildings rather than any specific details. Mr. Brandis 
explained the entrance to the park would be on Harriet Street as it 
is the residential area. They tried to create, with the building, a 
buffer between noisy Sixth Street and the more quiet open space. He 
stated that one end of the building will have a multi purpose room 
and a kitchen area. He also noted the office offers visual 
surveillance of the gym, the outside park area, and the multi purpose 
room. 

Mr. Richard Littwin of Omi Lang gave a description of the components 
of the open space area which include: a recreation area (basketball 
court), lawn area and children's play area. 

President Friend expressed his concern about t h e playground section, 
basketball court and lawn area being shielded. He thought the blank 
wall shown on the model seemed unattractive and suggested less brick 
and more greenery and open space. The archi tects. explai ned they were 
looking at a nice glazed tile design, modular treatment in the tile, 
so it does not appear to be one long wall. 

Commissioner Rodriguez clarified the point that there was a play 
structure in the plans. 

Florentino Ramirez , representing the Filipino-American South of 
Market Neighborhood Association, expressed strong support for the 
plans and thanked the Commission for the study. 

Enrica Azabala , expressed her thanks to the Commission for the study 
and urged support for the plans. 



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10 SIXTH & FOLSOM STREET PARK 
APPROVAL OF PLANS (Continued) 

On recommendation of Parks and Planning Committee, and on motion of 
President Friend, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14355 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves preliminary plans for a 
park and recreation center at Sixth and Folsom Streets. 



3:25 p.m. - President Friend resumed the Chair 



1 . CANDLESTICK PARK 

APPROVAL OF TRACTOR PULL 

Conceptual approval of a tractor pull at Candlestick Park in 1987. 

Superintendent of Parks Barney Barron reported that this matter had 
been reviewed by the Parks and Planning Committee and was before the 
Commission to obtain conceptual approval for a tractor pull at 
Candlestick Park. He further advised the entrepreneur needed the 
Commission's approval in order to line up potential sponsors for this 
event. He explained that the tractor pull utilized a running track 
and would involve two portions of the field and said these areas 
would be protected by a covering. 

Commissioner Mori noted that this type of event derived from the 
desire to use Candlestick Park for other functions and that it is a 
very popular sport nationwide. 



On recommendation of Parks and Planning Committee, and on motion of 
Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner McAteer the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14356 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves, conceptually, 
a tractor pull at Candlestick Park in 1987. 



12. CANDLESTICK PARK 

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 

Approval of Field Maintenance Agreement for 1986 baseball season in 
the amount of $17,824. 

Commissioner Rodriguez pointed out that he had some questions at the 
Finance Committee on this matter and all of them had been answered to 
his satisfaction. He felt the agreement provided for continuity of 
operations . 

On recommendation of Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Commissioner McAteer, the 
following resolution was approved: 

RES.NO. 14357 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the field maintenance 
agreement for the 1986 baseball season at Candlestick Park in the 
amount of $17,824. 



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13. CANDLESTICK PARK 
SAN FRANCISO GIANTS 
LUXURY BOX RENTAL RATES 

Approval of rental rates for luxury boxes at Candlestick Park for the 
1986 baseball season. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained the Giants were of the opinion 
that the sale and marketing of the boxes in the past had not required 
Commission approval because their fee was based upon previously 
approved lower box ticket prices and the difference was for parking, 
stadium club admission and security etc. She presented a letter from 
the City Attorney which said it is appropriate for the Commission to 
approve all fees and charges. She pointed out the Commission had 
previously approved the price of the seat and parking and were being 
asked to approve, in addition to this, the amount charged for the 
Stadium Club and maintenance and repair of the luxury boxes when the 
Giants use the stadium. 

Commissioner Friend explained the price structure was based on a 
clean up charge of $5.00 oer seat per game and that the ticket price 
of the luxury box seats are exactly the same as the ticket prices in 
the lower box seats. The differential is due to the allowance for 
the $3.00 parking fee, the Stadium Club membership and clean up 
charge . 

Commisioner Rodriguez inquired if Recreation and Park participated in 
the revenue from the maintenance and was told no, that it is an out 
of pocket cost and therefore not subject to rent payment. 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Eickman, seconded by Commmi ssioner Rodriguez, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14358 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves rental rates for luxury 
boxes at Candlestick Park for the 1986 baseball season as follows 



8 SEAT BOX - $10,000 



Tickets 


$ 


5 


616 


$9X8 seats x 78 dates 


Parking 






468 


$3X2 coupons X 78 dates 


Stadium Club 






600 


575 x 8 coupons 


Maintenance, 










Repair, 










Replacement, 










Insurance, 










Securi ty, 










Ushering 










Cleanup 


$ 


3 


,316 




10 SEAT BOX - 


$12 


,000 





Tickets $ 7,020 $9 X 10 seats X 78 dates 
Parking 702 $3X3 coupons X 78 dates 

Stadium Club 750 $75 X 10 coupons 
Maintenance, 

Repair, 

Replacement, 

Insurance , 

Securi ty, 

Ushering 

Cleanup $ 3,528 



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3. CANDLESTICK PARK 
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 
LUXURY BOX RENTAL RATES (Continued) 



12 SEAT BOX - 



$14,000 



Tickets 
Parking 
Stadium Club 
Mai ntenance, 

Repair, 

Replacement, 

Insurance, 

Securi ty , 

Ushering 

Cleanup 

18 SEAT BOX - 



$ 8,424 
704 
900 



$9 X 12 seats X 78 dates 
$3X3 coupons X 78 dates 
$75 X 12 coupons 



$ 3,974 
$22,000 



Tickets 
Parking 
Stadium Club 
Maintenance, 

Repair, 

Replacement. 

Insurance, 

Security, 

Ushering 

Cleanup 



$12,636 

936 

1 ,350 



$9 X 18 seats X 78 dates 
$3X4 coupons X 78 dates 
$75 X 18 coupons 



$ 7,078 



14. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
KEZAR PARKING LOT 
BID PACKAGE 

Approval of bid package for Kezar Parking Lot. 

Robin Burgstahler explained the Kezar Parking Lot lease which 
provides a five year term. The department currently staffs the lot 
with two shifts a day, seven days a week, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 
p.m. The bid package she was presenting would shift the 
responsibility to a private operator who would be required to staff 
the lot twenty-four hours a day and be responsible for all clean up 
and capital improvements. The anticipated revenue from the operation 
would be $200,000 to $250,000 a year and because of staffing, the 
amount the department would realize in revenue would be $25,000 to 
$50,000, depending on the bid. She further explained tne fee 
schedule and parking rate structure. She also pointed out that 
having an operator on duty twenty-four hours a day would provide a 
safer environment for people to leave their vehicles. 

Commissioner Rodriguez pointed out that bids would only be taken from 
minority owned business operators and/or women's business enterprise. 

Commissioner Friend commended the staff for their diligence on the 
project and for their progress in changing it from an area that once 
had nothing in it to the current effort which makes use of the area. 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following resolution was 
adopted. 

RES.NO. 14359 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves bid package for Kezar 
Parking Lot. 



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15. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
CONCESSION PRICE INCREASES 

Approval of food and beverage price increases by San Francisco 
Zoological Society for San Francisco Zoo. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained the last concession price 
increase was two years ago and the increase before the Commission 
today was necessitated, in large part, to rising insurance costs. 
She further noted that at the Finance Committee a question was raised 
regarding the price of the eight-to-a-pound hot dog and whether or 
not that price could be kept at the same level and not raised. 

Harry Baldwin, Director of Finance/Administration for the Zoological 
Society explained tnat if the price increase for the hot dog was not 
granted there would be a loss estimated at 550,000, as they sell 
about 200,000 hot aogs. 

Commissioner Rodriguez clarified the point that the Finance Committee 
has asked if there was another way to raise other prices in order to 
preserve the current price of the eight-to-a-pound hot dog. Peggy 
Burks explained the hot dog was the largest volume item sold at the 
concession and therefore necessary for revenue. 

On recommendation of Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following resolution was 
adopted" 

RES NO. 14360 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the food and beverage 
increases by San Francisco Zoological Society for the San 
Francisco Zoo as follows: 

APPROVED 
PRICE 



$2.00 
1.50 
2.50 
2.75 
3.25 
3.25 



.85 
.60 
.85 
1.25 
.85 



.85 
.85 
1.00 
1.00 
.85 
.60 
.95 
.95 
.95 



1 .00 

1.00 

1.10 

.90 

1.10 

1.10 

1.25 

.75 

.60 

.60 





CURRENT 


ITEM 


PRICE 


Entrees/Main Fare 








Hot Dog 4/1 


$ 


1 


.80 


Hot Dog 8/1 




1 


.25 


Hamburger 4/1 




1 


.85 


Cheeseburger 4/1 




2 


.00 


Ham Sandwi ch 




2 


.85 


Roast Beef Sandwich 




2 


.85 


Sides 








Popcorn 


$ 




.80 


Chips 






.55 


Peanuts 






.75 


French Fries 






.75 


Hot Pretzel 






.85 


Desserts/Sweets 








Ice Cream Sandwich 


$ 




.60 


Missile 






.50 


Soft Serve Cone 






.75 


Cotton Candy 






.75 


Pink Popcorn 






.65 


Animal Cookies 






.55 


Dani sh 






.80 


Apple Turnover 






.80 


Churros 






.85 


Beveraqes 








Soft Drink (14/16 oz . ) 


$ 




.85 


Soft Drink (canned) 






.85 


Icee (14 oz. ) 






.95 


Frui t Punch (Ind. ) 






.85 


Frui t Punch (16 oz . ) 






.85 


Lemonade (16 oz. ) 






.85 


Orange Juice (Ind. ) 






.85 


Hot Chocolate 






.60 


Milk 






.55 


Coffee 






.50 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES 



16. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
TENNIS LEASE 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution 
was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14361 

RESOLVED, That this Commission rejects bids for Golden Gate Park 
Tennis Le=se. 



17. CAMP MATHER 

SADDLE HORSE CONCESSION 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES.NO. 14362 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the permit with Jay 
Barnes to operate Saddle Horse Concession at Camp Mather for 1986 
camping season. 



18. STOW LAKE CORPORATION 

WAIVER OF LEASE REQUIREMENT 

Approval of temporary waiver of one month's duration of lease 
requirement for electric motor boat rentals by Stow Lake Corporation 
due to rising insurance costs. 

Calvin Tilden of Stow Lake Corporation explained that on May 1, 1986 
his insurance expires and although he has been working on replacement 
insurance has not been able to obtain it. It was his hope that, 
perhaps, the elimination of the electric motor boat from his 
operation would enable him to obtain insurance more readily as said 
boat is considered a high risk. For this reason, he requested a 
waiver of the lease requirement of the use of electric motor boats on 
the lake. 

A discussion ensued on the feasibility of replacing the electric 
motor boats with paddle boats, the cost of such an investment, and 
where the electric boats would be stored if this was done. 

Mr. Tilden also inquired about a permanent waiver for the electric 
motor boats on the lake. Commissioners Friend and Rodriguez both 
emphasized their grave concern about permanently eliminating the 
electric motor boat from his operation. It was further noted 
Mr. Tilden did not present a request for a permanent waiver at the 
Finance Committee, but only a request for a temporary waiver. 
Mr. Tilden was also asked if the name of the insurance carrier 
supplied to him at the Finance Committee had offered any assistance. 

General Manager Mary Burns pointed out at this point Mr. Tilden has 

no insurance for any of the boats on the lake and he was speculating 

that it may be easier to obtain insurance if he does not have battery 
powered boats. 

Commissioner Eickman felt the Commission should approve a temporary 
waiver of one month's duration of the lease requirement for electric 
motor boats until Mr. Tilden can come back with a more definitive 
answer on the insurance matter. 

On motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14363 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves a temporary waiver of one 
month's duration of lease requirement for electric motor boat 
rentals by Stow Lake Corporation due to rising insurance cost. 

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19. UNION SQUARE GARAGE 

MONTHLY CARD HOLDER ENTRANCE AND EXIT 



Approval of System Parking's request to leave Powell Street as a 
"monthly card holder only" entrance and exit at Union Square Garage. 

Mr. Holt of System Parking explai~ed, with a diagram, their desire 
to maintain Powell Street as an entrance and exit for monthly card 
holders exclusively. He advised t u e terms of the lease required them 
to maintain five entrances and exits. He asked to install another 
entrance on Geary Street and another exit on Post Street which would 
give the garage two additional lanes of traffic for peak periods and 
a total of four lanes for the garage. 

Commissioner Friend stated he inspected the area and felt the 
additional lanes alleviated traffic congestion around the garage. 



On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion by Commissioner 
McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES.NO. 14364 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves System Parking's request 
to leave Powell Street as a 'monthly card holder only" entrance 
and exit at Union Square Garage. 



20. VARIOUS FACILITIES 
DISCOUNT POLICY 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Eickman seconded by Commissioner Mori the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES.NO. 14365 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the policy to allow the 
General Manager authority to waive or reduce fees and charges for 
promotional advertisement purposes or for City/Department 
sponsored events. 



TRANSFER OF FUNDS 
FUEL PURCHASES 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES.NO. 14366 

RESOLVED, That This Commission approves authorizing transfer of 
$40,000 from Structural Maintenance Materials and Supplies to 
Central Shops for gasoline purchases. 



22. SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Eickman and Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES.NO. 14367 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves settlement of litigated 
claim of Richard Nyard in the amount of $9,808.00 for injuries 
sustained at Hoi ly Park. 

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22a GOLDEN GATE PARK 

APPEAL OF DENIAL OF PERMIT 

Appeal of General Manager's decision to deny a permit to Paramount 
Pictures to land a helicopter in Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, in 
connection with the filming of Star Trek 4. 

General Manager Mary Burns read the excerpt from Section 3.09 of the 
Park Code entitled "Airplanes, Helicopters, Hot Air Balloons, etc. 
Prohibited." She explained the Department received an application to 
land a helicopter in Speedway Meadow as part of a movie to be filmed in 
the near future. Mr. Lillyquist Film Permit Coordinator, made her 
aware of the request and she denied it. The appeal process is to 
Commi ssion . 

Ms. Burns explained how she reached this decision. First and foremost 
is the issue of setting a precedent. The department receives requests 
for helicopters to land in the park quite often. She checked with City 
Attorney who feels strongly if we say yes to this case, in future 
requests, we will be compelled to grant approval because of the 
precedent set. She also spoke to Mr. Arnold Feener, Noise Abatement 
Officer at the Airport, who advised the helicopter should come in over 
the park, and not over any neighborhood because the noise caused by the 
helicopter is extremely distinctive and loud. Mr. Feener also stated 
he would be concerned about safety if the landing were to occur in the 
evening as there is more of a problem of depth perception in landing at 
night. Another issue is the potential damage to the turf since the 
Park has a ^ery shallow soil condition, with a sand undercoating. 

Mr. Feener recommended plenty of advance publicity if this permit is 
granted so people would be aware and be prepared for the noise. People 
are very skittish these days about potential terrorists attacks, and 
the helicopter landing could cause a lot of fright. As a consequence, 
extensive security is advisable as Speedway Meadow is accessible from 
all sides. 

Ms. Bobbie Smith representing Paramount Studios explained the 
particular shot they want to film is called a plate shot - a camera 
point of view of what is happening. She clarified the fact that the 
film company wanted to use Lindley Meadow rather than Speedway Meadow 
and has asked for either May 8th or 9th, depending on weather 
conditions. She explained the helicopter is a jet ranger, a small 
helicopter, and the route to arrive at this location did not matter to 
them. She explained it would take a maximum of four hours to do the 
fi Iming. 

Ms. Smith contacted the Police Department, spoke to Sergeant Epperly 
who explained he could not grant permission since the area is within 
the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Park Department but, in his 
view, felt it was safe. She reiterated if Lindley Meadow were not 
suitable she would work with the Department to find another location. 
The film company offered to repair any damage and do whatever work was 
necessary to repair the area involved. They would assign twelve 
production assistants to guard the area and would work with the Police 
Department to hire the requisite number of police officers for security 
purposes . 

Ms. Smith explained there is no action involved, no dialog, no chance 
of having to film it more than once. The arrival shot is supposed to 
be morning and the departure shot is later in the afternoon. The film 
company needs to have light change so they would have to do the landing 
twice. 

Sergeant Epperly explained he was there to educate not to recommend 
approval or denial to the Commission. He explained the City was doing 
more and more helicopter lifts. He cited an instance in Golden Gate 
Park when repair work was performed at the DeYoung Museum and a much 
larger helicopter was brought in. He also felt the sound impact would 
be mi nimal . 



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22a GOLDEN GATE PARK 

APPEAL OF DENIAL OF PERMIT (Continued) 



A discussion ensued concerning the number of helicopters in the Park 
for the Bay to Breakers. Sergeant Epperly estimated it could be as 
many as nine helicopters in the Park on that day. Mary Burns noted 
that two news stations had requested to land their helicopters in 
Golden Gate Park for the Bay to Breakers and were denied. 
Commisioner Eickman voiced his concern that numerous helicopters are 
allowed for the Bay to Breakers, yet the request to land one 
he! icopter i s denied. 

Ms. Smith explained the request to land was proposed because the film 
company thought it would be easier. She advised that if landing was 
the problem, the film company might be able to accomplish the filming 
by hovering over the area. A discussion took place about how many 
feet above land the helicopter would need in order to accomplish the 
shot. 

General Manager Mary Burns inquired as to why the filming had to take 
place in Golden Gate Park and thought another grassy area with trees 
might serve as wel 1 . 

Ni 1 1 inda McCrea , representing the Planning Association of the 
Richmond, voiced her concern about this proposal. The Association 
feels it is totally unnecessary and an intrusion on the peace and 
tranquility of the park. Furthermore, she was afraid a precedent 
would be set and asked the Commission to vote against allowing 
helicopters in the park. 

Edward van Eqri , explained that he represented a small group of 
citizens who serve as watchdogs to see that unacceptable usage of 
helicopters does not occur in San Francisco. Ha stated the usage of 
the Park for filming is unacceptable. 

Edith Fried , representing the Sierra Club, said she had three 
telephone calls from people in utter panic on this issue. She felt 
it is destructive, and noisy and urged a no vote on helicopters in 
the Park. 

Ruth Doty , who is a Volunteer Collector, disagreed with the studio's 
request and opposed the landing of the helicopter in the park. 

Jonathan Bulkley , representing the neighbors of the park and Planning 
Association of the Richmond said while he realized the importance of 
the movie industry to San Francisco's economy he felt the western 
portion of the park is the quiet, natural area and set aside for the 
enjoyment of the people in San Francisco. He opposed the film 
company's request. 

Commissioner Meyer read a statement, phoned in, from Ann Fogelberq 
(Past Board Member of the Friends of Recreation and Park) "Just today 
I learned of the appeal by Paramount Pictures to allow them to land a 
helicopter in Golden Gate Park. Unfortunately, I am unable to be at 
this hearing but I want to strongly oppose the granting of this 
request. As one who cares about the beauty and natural features of 
the park, no helicopter should ever be allowed to land in this 
natural setting. Aside from the noise the "chopper" would make, the 
precedent set would be a very detrimental one to the park. And 
furthermore, John McLaren would turn over in his grave if this appeal 
is granted... so kindly deny the request. Thank you." 



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22a GOLDEN GATE PARK 

APPEAL OF DENIAL OF PERMIT (Continued) 



On motion of Commissioner Meyer, and seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14369 

RESOLVED, That this Commission upholds the decision of the 
General Manager to deny a permit to Paramount Pictures to land a 
helicopter in Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, in connection 
with the filming of Star Trek 4. 



APPROVED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE: 

Ayes: Commissioners McAteer, Meyer, Mori 
Noes: Commissioners Friend, Eickman, Rodriguez 

General Manager's decision was upheld. The appeal failed because the 
Commission voted three to three on a motion to overrule. Lacking the 
reauisite number of votes, the motion failed to pass. 



23. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS 

On motion by Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES.NO. 14368 

RESOLVED, That this Commission accepts the following gifts, valued at 
$11,320.00, to the Recreation and Park Department: 



a. From San Francisco Garden Club, gift of gazebo, valued at 
$5,600.00, to be used at the Landscape Garden Show, then to be 
displayed in Conservatory of Flowers. 

b. From Chevron U.S.A. Inc., through Friends of Recreation and 
Parks, $3,500.00 for Tenderloin Recreation Center. 

c. From GTE Sprint, through Friends of Recreation and Parks, 
$600.00 for Library Program at Tenderloin Recreation Center. 

d. From Mayor Dianne Feinstein, through Friends of Recreation 

and Parks, $960.00 for a memorial bench for Bert Feinstein and a 
memorial bench for Jim Johnson. 

e. From Pacific Gas Transmission Co., through Friends of 
Recreation and Parks, $500.00 for Tenderloin Recreation Center. 

f. From Diane Lynch, through Friends of Recreation and Parks, 
$100.00 for Golden Gate Park Traffic Improvements. 

g. From John Hogan, through Friends of Recreation and Parks, 
$60.00 for Reforestation Program. 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That appropriate letters of thanks be sent to the 
donors . 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES 

24. COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS 

The following Commission Committee Reports were filed for the record: 

Parks and Planning Committee meeting of March 28, 1986 
Finance Committee meeting of April 14, 1986. 

25. ADJOURNMENT 



On motion of President Friend, the meeting was adjourned with 
best wishes for a speedy recovery to Henry Fulton. 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, the meeting was adjourned in 
memory of C. Gerald Clear. 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, the meeting was adjourned with 
best wishes for a happy retirement to Emily Warner. 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, the meeting was adjourned in 
memory of Alleta McBean. 



There being no further business, the 
598th Regular Meeting of the Recreation 
and Park Commission was adjourned at 
5:00 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted. 




rhauna Marie Rose 

Recreation and Park. Commission 



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San Francisco, California 
May 15, 1986 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION 
REGULAR MEETING 



«. MINUTES 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUN 1 7 1986 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



599TH REGULAR MEETING 
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1986 - 2:00 P.M. 



The Five Hundred and Ninety Ninth Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Park 
Commission was called to order on Thursday, May :5, 1986, at 2:00 p.m. by 
President Eugene L. Friend 



1 . ROLL CALL 

Present: 

Commissioner Eugene L. Friend, President 

Commissioner Amy Meyer, Vice President 

Commissioner Keith Eickman 

Commissioner Tommy Harris 

Commissioner Frances McAteer 

Commissioner Jeffrey K. Mori 

Commissioner Fred A. Rodriguez 



2. A PPROVAL OF MINUTES 

On motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the 
minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 17, 1986, were approved as 
presented. 



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1EPORT 



y Burns submitted the following report: 

BIT AT ZOO 

! will be held at the Zoo tomorrow morning to announce 
ceiving a pair of very rare Golden Monkeys on loan from 
or a two-month exhibit in San Francisco. The monkeys are 
here in late May, and the date of the exhibit opening is 
3 required quarantine period. An advance party from 
n San Francisco this week — Mr. Lu Ding Guo of the 
fice and Gu Wen Yi , Director of the Shanghai Zoological 
is arrangements for the exhibit. 

iRK AND RECREATION ALLIANCE 

\, I attended the spring meeting of the Urban Park and 
e (UPRA), held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. UPRA is an 
»ctors of the 42 largest park and recreation districts in 
was one of the most worthwhile conferences I have 
t on the highlights of the conference was submitted to 



IK FORCE 

is recently reactivated the Mission Task Force and has 
us on some problems of growing concern in that 
first meeting will be held at the Mission Recreation 
and several Rec/Park staff members as well as some new 
I be participating. The youth members will be given a 
evaluate the existing recreation sites and programs in 



!P_ 

ently reported on a series of drug arrests at Oceanview 

olice officer was quoted as stating this was part of an 

the park back to the people". As a result of the 

Committee's hearing at Oceanview last November, the 

tents have taken place: The Mayor's Youth Fund has 
the purchase of recreation equipment and supplies, and 

ttee has been formed and is meeting monthly. They 

uccessful Christmas program and are now planning a fair 
in early summer. Ms. Jerri Jackson is the newest 

acility and has been assigned the responsibility for 

en's program. 

maintenance staff, under Jim Lucey's direction, has been 
jpairs to the building and, in fact, Mr. Lucey donated 
ock to the cause. A significant amount of tree work, 
and pruning, has taken place in an effort to open up the 
ark and make it safer for residents and park users. Park 
indscaped several areas and the S.F. Conservation Corps 
ling railroad tie bulkheads to retain the embankments and 
< borders. With the assistance of the Police Department 
community members, a positive image is being created at 
id. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES 

3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

RECREATION DIVISION SUMMER PROGRAMS 

The Recreation Division is concentrating on preparation for summer 
activities, including recruitment for the Workreation program, summer lunch 
program, and youth tennis programs. I am pleased to report that sign-ups 
for the various day camps have been excellent, with Sound System Plus and 
Pacific Art Day Camp already full and Silver Tree and Pine Lake close to 
capacity. A detailed report on the Recreation Division Activities was 
submitted to the Commissioners. 

LANDSCAPE GARDEN SHON 

The Friends' first Landscape Garden Show, held April 17-20 at Fort Mason, 
was a great success. There were 19,000 paid attendees and preliminary 
estimates indicate a net profit of $95,000. 

STATE FUNDS FOR KEZAR REHABILITATION 

This week the State Legislature placed $475,000 in the 1986-87 budget for 
the Kezar redesign project. These are funds that were cut from the 
upcoming year's allocation of Z'Berg Grant funds and were reinstated 
through the efforts of Assemblyman Art Agnos and Senator Milton Marks. 

The Commission Secretary was directed to send a letter to 
Assemblyman Art Agnos and Senator Milton Marks thanking them 
for their efforts for funding of Kezar Redesign Project. 

BOARD OF PERMIT APPEALS 

At the May 8 meeting of the Board of Permit Appeals, the proposed 
California Center high rise by Norland properties at 345 California Street 
was reviewed. Because of the developer's request to drop a plan for 11 
stories of condominium apartments from the project and add a luxury hotel, 
the Board is considering a requirement for more than $9 million in 
concessions. Included as a proposed requirement is the developer's payment 
of $500,000 to either improve Portsmouth Square in Chinatown, which the 
building would shade, or improve Chinatown's alleyways. A final decision 
by the Board will be made at their next hearing, scheduled for May 21. 

The Commission Secretary was directed to send a letter to the 
Board of Permit Appeals endorsing the requirement for the 
developer to improve Portsmouth Square in Chinatown. 

CAMP MATHER RESERVATIONS 

Camp Mather reservations for the 1986 season are higher than ever before. 
Already, to date we have increased the number of cabin camper days reserved 
by 27. above those that were reserved for all of the 1985 season. This 
Increase in usage, combined with the fee increase for the 1986 season, has 
resulted in total reservations of $500,000 which is an increase of $25,000 
above last year's total reservations. 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

LAKE MERCED BOATHOUSE BANKRUPTCY UPDATE 

On May 8th, Bankruptcy Court heard the City Attorney's request for relief 
from the automatic stay, so that termination of the lease could continue or 
have Bay Area Location Caterers assume payment for back due rent. Bay Area 
Location Caterers, at this hearing, requested a thirty-day continuance, in 
order to find a potential buyer for the corporation. The Court will meet 
on June 10th to review Bay Area Location Caterers' requested sale. 

MAYOR'S BUDGET HEARING 

On May 1,1986, Commissioners Eugene Friend and Fred Rodriquez and staff 
were present at the Mayor's Office for the Department's fiscal year 1986-87 
budget review. Specific areas of concern for the Mayor are detailed below. 

Kezar Stadium 

The Mayor wants the Department to make the Kezar Renovation Project its 
highest priority and has committed $286,000 in the next year's budget 
towards renovation cost. Commissioners Eugene Friend and Fred Rodriquez 
will be included in a meeting called by the Mayor to discuss the renovation 
of the stadium. 

Boeddeker Recreation Center 

Two new positions (Recreation Director and Custodian) for the operation of 
Boeddeker Recreation Center were approved. The Mayor requested that the 
Commission design the new building as a "Kid's Place" for use by 
school -aged youth in the neighborhood. The Mayor proposed uses such as 
studying, a place to do homework, practice music, as well as a place to 
meet friends and socialize. She also committed to request Department of 
Public Works to assign Boeddeker construction priority so that the center 
may open in December, 1986. 

After-School Playground and Gym Program 

The Mayor provided an additional $250,000 to the Department to operate and 
supervise after-school activities at twelve selected sites in high need 
areas. The selected sites will be operated year- round and will provide 
games, sports, outings, summer trips and other activities which are offered 
at City playgrounds. 

Approval of New Positions Through Substitutions 

The final position count for the Department in Fiscal Year 1986-87 was 
reduced from the current budget level of 906 to 902 positions. However, 
two additional Gardeners were added to increase park maintenance from the 
present 857. acceptable level to 907. acceptable level. Four additional 
Gardeners were approved for the following sites: Buena Vista Park, West 
Sunset Soccer Fields, Bernal Heights Jogging Path, Noe-Beaver Park and 
Saturn Street Steps development. The Zoo received three Animal Keepers and 
one Zoologist (Curator of Birds). The position count reduction is a result 
of elimination of vacant Recreation Director positions that were being held 
vacant to meet mandatory salary saving requirements. 

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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

MAYOR'S BUDGET HEARING (Continued) 

The Department's budget was approved basically as requested with small 
reductions in materials and supplies and equipment requests. However the 
amounts approved were still above those approved for the current year. 
Overall the Mayor approved the bulk of the department's request and we 
should have an excellent budget for next year. 

TRAFFIC AND PARKING MANAGEMENT REPORT 

The Department has been requested to respond to a draft traffic and parking 
management system improvement program report by Datacom Systems 
Corporation, Brophy and Associates. This report recommends the 
consolidation of all traffic and parking related activities under a newly 
recommended Traffic and Parking Commission. Specifically, the following 
items would be transferred to the new Commission. 

-All of Department of Public Works Traffic Engineering Division. 

-Traffic meter and traffic signal maintenance functions now performed 
by the Department of Electricity. 

-All of the Parking Authority responsibilities. 

-All civilian parking enforcement activities of the Police Department. 

-The issuance of the Residential Parking Program stickers and 
parking meter activities from the Tax Collector. 

-The report also recommends enacting legislation to prohibit double- 
parking by commercial vehicles and the use of booting scoff laws. 

-The report also recommends better enforcement of traffic laws and 
higher fines for parking violations. 

-The operational management of off-street parking facilities of the 
Redevelopment Agency and the Recreation and Park Commission (except 
for Candlestick Parking Lot). All net revenues to be returned to 
the Departments. 

In my response to the Mayor, I have stated my opposition to this proposed 
change as I feel that this report will seriously affect our ability to 
raise revenues. In addition, the report recommends the transfer of 
responsibilities of the Music Concourse parking lot in the heart of Golden 
Gate Park to a separate agency, which I find totally unacceptable. 

The Commission Secretary was directed to send a letter to 
the Mayor expressing the Commission's concern about the 
transfer of properties to another agency and the impact of 
loss of revenues to the Recreation and Park Department. 

LOSS CONTROL PROGRAM 

The City's Risk Manager, Keith Grand, has assigned a staff member to work 
with the Recreation and Park Department in formulating a Loss Control 
Program. Although the program is not yet complete, a number of the program 
components have been initiated, including a Central Safety Committee, a 
Motor Vehicle Operations Review Committee, a hazardous materials control 
program, and safety training programs for employees. A more detailed 
report, prepared by the Program Coordinator Irene Casserly, was submitted 
to the Commi ssioners . 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

ARBORETUM SOCIETY PLANT SALE 

The Strybing Arboretum Society's 19th Annual Plant Sale, held on May 3, was 
one of its most successful, and grossed $40,071. 

DATES TO REMEMBER: 



Thursday, May 15 and 
Friday, May 16 
Friday, May 16 



Saturday, May 17 

Monday, May 19 
Wednesday, May 28 



Friday, May 30 

Tuesday, June 3 

Thursday, June 5 
Sunday, June 8 

Wednesday, June 11 

Monday, June 16 

CONSENT CALENDAR 



Night Tour at the Zoo, 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

First Year Anniversary Celebration and 

Sculpture Dedication at Boeddeker 

Park, 11:15 a.m. 

Ella Jenkins Concert, Stern Grove, 

11 :00 a.m. 

M.A.C. Committee, 8:00 a.m. 

Recreation Program Committee Annual 

Recreation Hearing, Sunset Recreation 

Center, 7:00 p.m. 

Dedication of West Sunset Soccer 

Field, 11 :00 a.m. 

Senior Citizen Softball, Crocker 

Amazon, 12:00 Noon 

Parks & Planning Committee, 9:00 a.m. 

Annual Recreation Division Festival, 

Stern Grove, 1:00-4:00 p.m. 

Recreation Program Committee, location 

to be announced, 3:30 p.m. 

Rec/Park Employee Night at 

Impressionist Exhibit, deYoung Museum" 



Except as noted below, all matters listed were considered part of the 
Consent Calendar, and as such considered to be routine by the Recreation 
and Park Commission. They were acted upon by a single roll call vote of 
the Commission. 

Commissioner Eickman asked for clarification on Item 4B as to what type of 
work was being performed at Camp Mather. 

Commissioner Rodriguez inquired as to the change in the original cost 

estimate for Item 4D - Coit Tower. Tim Lillyquist explained the scope of 

work was changed to include a coating test that was requested by the 
Landmarks Advisory Board. 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner 
Harris, ratification of the following resolutions, which 
were processed under Resolution No. 13572, were approved: 



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4. CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 

a. TEMPORARY PERSONNEL REQUISITIONS 
SUSPENSIONS AND TERMINATIONS 

RES.NO. 14370 

RESOLVED, That all Temporary Requisitions represented by numbers 
T50031 through T50032 during the period April 7, 1986 through May 2, 
1986 were approved and all suspensions and terminations were also 
approved. 



EMERGENCY REPAIRS 

MORK AUTHORIZED BY THE GENERAL MANAGER 



RES.NO. 14371 



RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies approval of emergency repairs 
and/or reconditioning authorized by the General Manager, processed 
under Resolution No. 13570, to permit the continuance of operations 
or to safeguard life or property. 

Location Vendor Amount 

Bandstand Lewis M. Merlo, Inc. $ 9,449.00 

Mission Dolores Park. Lowrie Paving. 1,600.00 

Candlestick. Park Vega Fence Co. 1,775.00 

Zoo Sewage Pump House Paul-Monroe Hydraulics 576.00 ' 
McLaren Lodge-Boiler Insulation Specialties 

Room & Basement Contracting and Supply 3,858.00 
Eureka Valley Recrea- Insulation Specialties 

tion Center Contracting and Supply 3,345.00 

Camp Mather T.E. Brown, Inc. 13,010.04 

Camp Mather Trl-Technic, Inc. 4,545.00 

S.F. Zoo Stonhard, Inc. 3.750.00 



C. CANDLESTICK PARK RENOVATIONS 
MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT 



RES.NO. 14372 



RESOLVED, That the following Modifications of Contract to Nlbbl-Lowe 
Construction Co., for construction work under Job No. 4228A, 
Candlestick Park Renovations, Luxury Boxes remodel. Phase 1A-2, were 
approved. 

"C" - $73,448.43 
M D" - $45,128.00 



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4. CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 

d. COIT TOWER 

MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT 

~~ RES. NO. 14373 



RESOLVED, That the following Modifications of Contract to Technical 
Roof Service, for construction work under Job No. 4609A, Coit Tower 
restoration, were approved. 

"A" - $1,300.00 

"B" - 520.00 

"C" - 250.00 

"D" - 770.00 

"E" - 3,900.00 



PALACE OF FINE ARTS 
FINAL PAYMENT 



RES. NO. 14374 



RESOLVED, That final payment to Nibbi-Lowe Construction Co., under 
construction contract #4549A, for roof reconstruction, was approved. 

$36,456.00 
GENERAL CALENDAR 

5. PERMITS AND RESERVATIONS POLICY 

Approval of amendment to Resolution No. 13094, which sets forth policies 

and procedures for the issuance of permits and reservations for use of 

facilities under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Park Department by 
groups of 5,000 or more. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained the draft was an attempt to revise the 
Commission's policy for use of park facilities for large groups. She said 
the draft gives the staff much more authority to decide the most 
appropriate place for an event as permitees must request two sites when 
applying for a permit. She also noted to meet the concerns of the people 
in the Richmond District a section had been added where the permitee must 
include a transportation plan as part of their permit application - how 
they will accommodate the crowd. The draft also deleted Speedway Meadow 
and Beach Chalet as areas where one could have amplified sound. The draft 
also proposed that twice a year a review of the permit situation would be 
conducted by the Commission so that the policy could be revised if 
necessary. The Commission would be able to hear concerns from residents or 
users of the facilities during this review process. Ms. Burns also 
expressed her thanks to the staff and City Attorney's office for the work 
and efforts done on the permit policy. 



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5. PERMITS AND RESERVATIONS POLICY (Continued) 

Deputy City Attorney Mara Rosales explained she had requested the 
Commission Secretary to have a court reporter present so that in the event 
there was a legal challenge in court to these regulations, a record of the 
comments from the staff, commission members and the the public would be 
available. Ms. Rosales explained the changes she was outlining were from 
the document dated April 21, 1986. 

o Page Four, Under FURTHER RESOLVED, added a factor for the staff to 
consider: ". . .the expertise and experience of the permi tee in 
organizing the type of events proposed. . ." 

o Page Five, Subsection (g) is new. This subsection requires permitees 
to submit, with their application, plans or proposals for reducing 
traffic, litter, congestion and noise at the site for the proposed 
event and the affected surrounding areas. She explained this would 
address the concerns of the neighbors regarding the secondary effects 
an event may have on them. 

o Page 19, Section H 2 deleted the provision allowing use of the Beach 
Chalet playing field for special events as approved by the 
Commission. It now reads: "The Beach Chalet playing fields shall be 
reserved for athletic and sports event only." 

o Page 20, Section H - The first full paragraph on this page was 
changed by deleting the Beach Chalet playing field and Speedway 
Meadows as areas where amplified sound would be allowed. Amplified 
sound in the West end of Golden Gate Park, is permitted only in the 
Polo Field and Marx Meadow. This same paragraph specifies that a 
maximum of twelve hours per week of amplified sound is allowed in the 
West end of Golden Gate Park. Ms. Rosales explained one cannot have 
two events on two consecutive days during the weekend or weekend 
hoi idays. 

o Page 27, Section IV has been changed to require staff reports to the 
Commission in January and July of each calendar year concerning the 
practical effects of the regulations. 

Ms. Rosales said the above changes were considered by the Parks and 
Planning Committee last week. In addition to those changes, she proposed 
the Commission consider the following two changes: 

o Page Four under the first "RESOLVED", there was some discussion at 
the Parks and Planning Committee concerning the Whereas clauses and 
whether those constituted findings and she thought to make it more 
clear she would delete the word "following", and after the word 
"procedures", add "stated herein." It would read: "RESOLVED, that 
this Commission does hereby adopt the policies and procedures stated 
herein for the issuance of permits for the use of park property;" 

o Page 26 - under the heading of Commercial Photograhy, Filming, 
Recording , this Section provides that applications should be made to 
the Public Information Office and it should be the Film Permit 
Coordinator. Therefore, she proposed deleting the words "Public 
Information Office", and placing the words "Film Permit Coordinator" 
in its place. 

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5. PERMITS AND RESERVATIONS POLICY (Continued) 

Commissioner Meyer noted the favorable letter received from Shaye Hester of 
the Planning Association of Richmond regarding this item. 

Captain Thomas Tinyhan of the San Francisco Fire Department felt the draft 
was an excellent product and thought it was imperative to develop a greater 
liaison between the departments. 

Nina Eloesser - Ms. Eloesser had several comments about the draft. She 
felt the department should not attempt to put large crowds into smaller 
parks. She also thought some of the large crowds could be accommodated on 
the beach as the sand and ocean could muffle the sound. She inquired as to 
the use of the Fleishhacker Pool area for some of the events. She thought 
an environmental report should be done that would reflect the impact on the 
department's property. She finally explained the department should work 
with the bus system to relieve the parking problems from large groups in 
the park. 

Commissioner Eickman explained that the Parks and Planning Committee met on 
May 12, 1986, and unanimously recommended the permit procedure to the 
Commission. He said he felt the basic and important issue in the draft was 
that every six months a review process would be done and if something was 
not working correctly, the Commission could change the document. 

Commissioner Rodriguez felt the final document was quite an improvement 
over the earlier drafts and thought it balanced the concerns of both the 
staff and public. 

Commissioner Meyer reiterated that Ms. Rosales language on page three is 
intended to give extraordinary protection to Golden Gate Park. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion by 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14375 

RESOLVED, That this Commission does hereby approve 
amendment to Resolution No. 13094, which sets forth 
policies and procedures for the issuance of permits and 
reservations for use of facilities under the jurisdiction 
of the Recreation and Park Department by groups of 5,000 
or more. 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Policies and Procedures For 
Permits and Reservations supersede Resolution No. 13094, 
Resolution No. 10575, Resolution No. 11630, Resolution No. 
12629 and Resolution No. 12409; and 

FURTHER RESOLVED, Copies of the Permit Procedures will be 
kept on file in the Office of the Secretary of the 
Recreation and Park Commission and may be seen or obtained 
upon request. 



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6. SAN FRANCISCO ZOO 
ANIMAL TRANSACTION 

Amend Resolution No. 12624, October 7, 1981, to read "Payment of $4,500.00 
to be made to Sacramento Zoo from Animal Purchase and Exchange Fund." Item 
originally read "Payment to be made by International Animal Exchange from 
our account." This was for the male Orangutan sent to Shanghai Zoo. 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Harris, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14376 

RESOLVED, That this Commission amends Resolution No. 
12624, dated October 7, 1981 to read as follows: "Payment 
of $4,500.00 to be made to Sacramento Zoo from Animal 
Purchase and Exchange Fund." 

7. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
DRESSAGE RING 

Approval of the request to enlarge the dressage ring to regulation size 
(66' x 198'). 

Rachel Howard representing Golden Gate Equestrians expressed appreciation 
to the staff for realizing the importance of a regulation arena. She 
thanked the department for its efforts to enhance the area. 

Commissioner Rodriguez asked if there was any cost associated with 
enlarging the ring. General Manager Mary Burns explained that the 
expansion would be done in-house and that additional funding was not 
necessary. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion by 
Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14377 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the request to 
enlarge the dressage ring to regulation size (66' x 198'). 

8. INDIA BASIN 
ADDITIONAL PROPERTY 

Approval to acquire additional property (Block 4622, lots 17 and 18). 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained that the City's Open Space Plan in 
1973 had suggested the purchase of two lots in the India Basin area. She 
described the location of the lots; off Hunters Point Boulevard and near 
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8. INDIA BASIN 

ADDITIONAL PROPERTY (Continued) 

Jim Sullivan representing one of the owners of the property explained he 
had been trying to develop this piece of property for over a year. Cost 
factors for the owners, which include interest payments, construction loan 
fees, etc., have exceeded $525,000. He said he had never been informed of 
any problem with respect to developing the property and he had learned only 
three weeks ago that Recreation and Park Department had an interest in this 
property. He further explained he had approval from the Department of 
Public Works to perform some work and thought they should have been 
informed of this proposed acquisition. 

Bernard Slomovitz representing one of the partners explained he had a lot 
of money invested in this project, plans committed and that he had 
personally looked at the zoning map in the Planning Department and found 
the the land was zoned M-l . 

Robert Nurisso, of Broadway Mechanical, whose firm is adjacent to the 
property, explained they are currently in the process of developing the 
area by paving and putting in a bicycle path. 

Deborah Learner said the environmental evaluation prepared by the 
Department of City Planning stated specifically that the Recreation and 
Park Department would be reviewing this particular parcel of land. 

Steve Shotland of City Planning explained the property has been identified 
since 1973 for acquisition in the Open Space Program. He also explained 
that as soon as the building permit came to his attention (in December) he 
contacted Mr. Slomovitz and pointed out to him the status of the property. 
He also informed Mr. Slomovitz that before the Department of City Planning 
could make any decision the issue would be referred to the Recreation and 
Park Commission for consideration. 

President Friend inquired as to why we needed the property and Deborah 
Learner explained the property was readily accessible from the boulevard, 
provided good views, and was on reasonably level ground where something 
could be built for recreational use. She also explained she was in the 
process of negotiating with another individual to acquire a piece of 
property across the inlet from the property being discussed. 

Commissioner Eickman said this item had been approved at Parks and Planning 
Committee and nobody appeared before them raising contention. He said the 
issue before the Commission is to make a declaration, a definite statement, 
of whether or not there is an interest in this piece of property. 

A lengthy discussion ensued regarding open space acquisition and guidelines 
that are followed when a pre-designated area becomes threatened with 
development. The developers reitterated how they had been working with 
city agencies to develop the property and that they were never informed of 
this potential problem. 



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8. INDIA BASIN 

ADDITIONAL PROPERTY (Continued) 

President Friend directed that this matter be referred back to Parks and 
Planning Committee for further review and that a site visit of site 
visit of the property be conducted. 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner 
Rodriguez this item was referred back to Parks and Planning 
Committee with a further request to schedule a site visit 
of the area. 

9. LOUIS SUTTER FIELDHOUSE 
REHABILITATION PLANS 

Approval of rehabilitation plans. 

Tim Lillyquist explained Louis Sutter Fieldhouse is a roundhouse located 
below McLaren Park that has fire damage. He said the Mayor's second 
infrastructure program allocated $280,000 to rebuild it. The department 
hired the architectural firm Fleming Corporation which was represented at 
the meeting, to explain the proposed plans. 

Mr. Willis of Fleming Corporation explained they planned to lighten the 
interior and the exterior by means of a glass block and clear panels. The 
roof would also be replaced with a metal roof that will resist the weather 
and last longer than shingle roof. They also want to restore the existing 
cupola with glass so that light cascades down the center of the building 
and into the main room. The interior of the building would remain as it is 
now although they planned to replace the kitchen and enlarge the restroom 
for handicap access. 

Commissioner Rodriguez asked about the source of funding and Tim Lillyquist 
explained it was funded by the surplus infrastructure and that funds were 
avai lable. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion by 
Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14378 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves rehabilitation 
plans for Louis Sutter Fieldhouse. 

10. STERN GROVE 
CLUBHOUSE RENOVATION 

Approval of clubhouse renovation plans. 

Tim Lillyquist explained funding in the amount of $360,000 from the 1984-85 
Open Space program was available to rehabilitate the clubhouse at Stern 
Grove. The firm of Page and Associates had been hired and Mr. Gordon 
Turnbull was present to explain the renovation plans. 



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10. STERN GROVE 

CLUBHOUSE RENOVATION (Continued) 

Mr. Gordon Turnbull explained the building was built in the early 1890s 
and they were proposing to restore the building. The only changes would 
provide access for the handicap by means of a ramp from the deck and 
modernization of the kitchen. 

Commissioner Eickman said that at the Parks and Planning Committee he 
had insisted on a sprinkler system in the plans. He refused to approve 
the plans without a sprinkler system as the building, and more 
importantly the kitchen, is used frequently. 

Mary Burns said the sprinkler system would be made a priority item in 
the renovation plans if it meant deletion of another aspect in the 
renovation plans. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion by 
Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14379 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves Sigmund Stern Grove 
renovation plans with an amendment that a sprinkler system 
must be included in said plans. 



1 1 . PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACT 
ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYST 

Approval of personal services contract for an Environmental Analyst. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained that among the items budgeted for 
the fiscal year is an environmental analyst to assist the department in 
providing independent analysis of the Proposition K "shadow ban" 
ordinance. In addition, the analyst would comment on environmental 
documents and assist the department regarding view blockages, exposure of 
park land by adjacent development, traffic impact and other environmental 
issues. She explained funds had been budgeted for this fiscal year and 
next. The department has selected a candidate for the personal services 
contract who meets all of the civil service requirements. 

Commissioner Rodriguez was not clear because the wording of the item before 
the Commission said "approval of a contract", yet he found no contract 
before him. The supporting data contained a "request for proposal." He 
felt the wording of the item was misleading and advised the Commission 
Secretary that the correct wording should say "approval of a request for 
proposal". 



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11. PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACT 
ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYST (Conti nued) 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion by 
Commissioner Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Mori the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14380 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the request for 
proposal for a personal services contract to hire an 
environmental analyst. 

12. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

RUSTIC SHELTER RECONSTRUCTION 

Approval of rustic shelter reconstruction plan including a review by the 
Board of Supervisors. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained there is an area in Golden Gate Park 
at Stanyan and Haight Streets where a rustic shelter existed and that they 
would like to reconstruct a new shelter on that site. She further 
explained the desire to reduce it in size. She advised the old shelter is 
called the Ghirardelli Shelter in honor of the Ghirardelli family who 
assisted in the original construction in the 1930s. The family has agreed 
to provide some funding for the reconstruction. She also explained the 
City Attorney has advised that because the shelter is considered a new 
structure, it must be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion by 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez the following 



resolution was adopted: 



RES NO. 14381 



WHEREAS, A new rustic shelter has been designed for the 
historic rustic shelter site at 4th Avenue and Fulton 
Street; and 

WHEREAS, The new design is an arbor with open sides that 
will shelter park visitors but not be conducive to 
transient habitation; and 

WHEREAS, The new structure will incorporate decorative 
pillars and memorial plaque from the Ghirardelli Shelter at 
Stanyan and Haight Streets which would be redesigned as a 
picnic area without a solid roof covering; now, therefore 
be it 



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12. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

RUSTIC SHELTER RECONSTRUCTION (Continued) 



RESOLVED, That the Recreation and Park Commission approve 
the construction of an arbor on the historic rustic shelter 
site at 4th Avenue and Fulton Street; and further be it 

RESOLVED, That the Ghirardelli Shelter at Stanyan and 
Haight Streets be redesigned as a picnic area without a 
solid roof; and be it 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the construction of a rustic arbor 
be referred to the Board of Supervisors for two-thirds vote 
in keeping with the intention of the Charter Amendment 
relative to new buildings and structures in Golden Gate 
Park. 



13. LAKE MERCED 
FISHING SIGNS 

Approval to install additional signs for the Fishing Enhancement Program. 

Robin Burghstahler explained that this item was approved by Parks and 
Planning Committee and was for placement of fishing permit signs at Lake 
Merced. The request for 15 signs was from Urban Park Concessionaires as 
the temporary signs had been destroyed. 

Commissioner Meyer referred to a letter she received from Mr. Willliam 
Thomas who felt signage every 75 feet was offensive. She inquired if there 
was a way to cut down on the signage and still serve the purpose of 
enforcing the fishing permit requirements. Ms. Burgstahler said the signs 
are not placed that closely together. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Mori, seconded by Commissioner Eickman the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14382 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves installation of 
additional signs for the Fishing Enhancement Program at 
Lake Merced. 



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14. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
SHARON MEADOW 
A' LA CARTE A' LA PARK 



Approval of the request of Michael Levine of Events West to hold a two-day 
event, A'La Carte, A'La Park. 

Superintendent of Recreation Leonard Fitzpatrick explained this event was 

held last year. The event offers restaurant sampling and tasting, and 

musical entertainment. Mr. Michael Levine, the producer, requested a two 
day event which is why the matter was before the Commission. 

Assistant Superintendent of Recreation Joel Robinson explained that last 
year the event caused no problems and that the staff felt it was a quality 
event. 

President Friend inquired as to the financial arrangements of the event. 

Mr. Robinson explained Mr. Levine would have to pay the regular permit fee 

of $100.00, and that last year they donated $5,000 to "Shakespeare in the 

Park." Mr. Fitzpatrick explained they had informed the directors of 

Shakespeare in the Park that they felt the donation was very modest and 

that they should receive a larger share, perhaps in the range of 177.. He 
further stated that Mr. Levine told the Parks and Planning Committee that 
last year they lost $26,000 on the event. 

A lengthy discussion ensued regarding the fact that one of the park 
facilities was being utilized for a minimal fee and that somebody should 
benefit, in addition to the promoter. It was the understanding of the 
Commission that Mr. Levine charges each concessionaire a fee to participate 
in the event and they, in turn, sell food at a reduced rate to the public. 
There was concern that a more substantial donation should be made to 
Shakespeare in the Park. 

Commissioner Eickman moved for approval subject to a review from the 
Finance Committee. Mr. Prindle was directed to meet with Mr. Levine to 
ascertain exactly how much was going to be contributed to Shakespeare in 
the Park. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion by 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Meyer the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14383 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the request of Mr. 
Michael Levine of Events West to hold a two-day event, A'La 
Carte, A'La Park in Sharon Meadow subject to a review by 
the Finance Committee to ascertain what the donation rate 
will be to Shakespeare in the Park. 



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15. KEARNY STREET STEPS 
REVIEW OF CONCEPTUAL DESIGN 

Approval of review of conceptual design for Kearny Street steps with the 
understanding that the Department of Public Works will assume 
maintenance responsibilities. 

Tim Lillyquist explained $50,000 was allocated in the 1978-79 Open Space 
program to make improvements to Kearny Street between Broadway and 
Vallejo in the Northbeach area. He further explained there had been a 
number of designs, master plans, and concepts developed since that time 
and the final result was a very minimal project at the top of Kearny 
Street. 

Mr. Howard Lim of the Department of Public Work explained that his 
department would continue to maintain the area. He stated Mr. Richard 
Evans, Deputy Director for Operations for the Department had given his 
assurance that because the property to be developed is under the 
jurisdiction of Department of Public Works, they would continue to 
maintain it, with the improvements. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion by 
Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner McAteer the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14384 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves conceptual design 
for Kearny Street Steps with the understanding the 
Department of Public Works will continue maintenance 
responsibilities. 

16. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
GOLF LEASE 

Approval of lease with James W. Thigpen Ltd., Inc., for operation of Golf 
Professional Shop and Restaurant at Golden Gate Golf Course. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained the Commission had authorized the 
department to go out to bid on the operation of a professional shop and 
restaurant at Golden Gate Golf Course. There were two bidders - Cal State 
Patrol Service and Thigpen Ltd. It was the opinion of the Finance 
Committee that Mr Thigpen had the best proposal overall as he had better 
experience, greater financial background, offered discounts and group rates 
and youth/senior tournaments. Mr. Prindle supported the award to Mr. 
Thigpen. 

Commissioner McAteer asked about the location of the driving cage and Mr. 
Prindle explained the golf staff recommended placement between the putting 
green and the parking lot. This is located slightly west and north of the 
clubhouse. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES 

16. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

GOLF LEASE (Continued) 

Commissioner Rodriguez commented on Cal State Patrol's proposal for 

outdoor seating at the restaurant and how that aspect of their proposal 

appealed to him. Mr. Thigpen explained how he planned to upgrade the 
restaurant fare. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion by Commissioner 
Harris, seconded by Commissioner Mori the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14385 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the award of a 
lease with James W. Thigpen Ltd., Inc., for the operation 
of Golf Professional Shop and Restaurant at Golden Gate 
Golf Course. 

17. KEZAR PARKING LOT 
PARKING FEES 

Approval of adjustment of parking fees in bid document for Kezar Parking 
Lot. 

Ernest Prindle explained last month the Commission approved parking rates 
at Kezar Parking Lot and as a result of this action he conducted a public 
hearing to discuss the rates. At the hearing the public was quite 
concerned about the proposed rates for residential parking. The public 
asked that those rates be reduced and the rates on the transient side be 
raised. Mr. Prindle proposed reducing the rates that were previously 
approved by the Commission, with the understanding of their intention to 
phase out the residential parking program. 

Mr. Prindle also explained he had the application for the residential 
parking program which is administered by the Department of Public Works for 
the public. The public was of the understanding that they could not retain 
this program. Mr. Prindle spoke to Mr. Gordon Chester of the Department of 
Public Works who felt that if enough signatures were obtained, and if there 
was support from the Recreation and Park Department, implementation of the 
residential parking program could be done within three months. 

R. Pelosi, a neighborhood resident asked what would be provided for the 
$60.00 monthly rate. He explained on weekends the lot gets so crowded 
that, at times, he has been forced to find parking on the street. 

Mr. Prindle explained one of the items being proposed in the lease is that 
the lot be attended 24-hours a day. He said they are trying to Increase 
the level and quality of service provided at the lot. He felt it was going 
to be difficult to obtain a concessionaire who would reserve a section for 
the residential parking permit holder. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES 

18. KEZAR PARKING LOT 

PARKING FEES (Continued) 

Jay Morse felt the $60.00 proposal was an improvement over the rate 
previously offered. He noted he had been parking in the lot for over 
three years as off street parking is impossible. He was concerned that 
the increase in rates along with the gradual phasing out of resident 
parking will add to the parking problems in the Haight area. 

Janice Negherbon said many of her points have been addressed but felt it 
was unfair and outrageous that for $60.00 a month there still would be 
no guaranteed slot for the permit holder. 

Commissioner Eickman said although the increases in rates were large, he 
felt they were reasonable. He did express his objection that the 
department appeared to be running a parking lot for the benefit of St. 
Mary's Hospital, as the hospital provides a shuttle service from the 
lot. He also made the point that it was an unreasonable requirement 
that one cannot get a resident permit for the lot if you live over three 
blocks from the lot. 

Mr. Prindle noted that both St. Mary's Hospital and the University of 
California had expressed an interest in bidding on the lot. 

President Friend asked how many permits are issued and Mr. Prindle 
thought there were approximately 200 permits. President Friend thought 
it would be very difficult to obtain bids if we gave away two-thirds of 
the lot. 

Robin Burgstahler explained they were requesting in the management plan 
a provision that the operator guarantee a space but not a designated one 
and that they not oversell to transient parkers and push the permit 
parker into the street. 

Commissioner Mori explained they were looking at a transition for the 
lot in order to obtain a bidder. 

Superintendent of Parks Barney Barron felt a point not be addressed was 
that the true purpose of the parking lot was to provide recreational 
parking and that the residential permit parking issue was a short term 
problem. He emphasized the department should be interested in getting 
rid of residential permit parking for recreational parking. 

President Friend explained that every parking facility we operate has, 

over a period of time, deleted the permit holder parking rate. The 

desire is to make the parking lots provide parking for recreational 
purposes. 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Mori the following resolution was 
adopted: 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES 

17. KEZAR PARKING LOT 

PARKING FEES (Continued) 

RES. NO. 14386 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the following 
parking fees in the bid document for the Kezar Parking Lot: 



Current 



Daily $1.50 


(24 


hrs 


) 


Hour 


1 








Hour 


2 








Hour 


3 








Hour 


4 








Hour 


5 








Hour 


6 








Hour 


7 








Hour 


8-24 









Previous! 


y 


Approved 


Proposed 




Proposal 


$ .50 




$ .50 


1.00 




1.00 


1.50 




1.50 


2.00 




2.00 


2.50 




2.75 


3.00 




3.50 


3.50 




4.25 


4.00 (Me 


IX) 


5.00 


per hour 


as above 


per hour as above 


$45.00 




$20.00 


$90.00 




$60.00 


$88.00 




$100.00 


$120.00 




$125.00 



Night rate .75 
Sr. /handicap $5/mo. 
Resident $15/mo. 
Commercial $20/mo. 
(5 day per week) 
Commercial $30/mo. 
(7 day per week) 

New rates to be effective August 1, 1986. 

Current resident permit to be discontinued when not renewed. 

18. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

STOW LAKE CORPORATION 

Consideration of boat rental and food/beverage price increase to offset 
increased costs, especially insurance. 

Calvin Tilden explained the request before the Commission stemmed from two 
elements, one being the insurance problem and the fact that it had been two 
years since his last food/beverage and boat rental increase. The proposals 
before the Commission wasn't for an increase in profits but to cover the 
cost of insurance. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle said he was a bit frustrated because a 
number of concessionaires in the past few months had come before the 
Commission with insurance problems and price increases and even though Mr. 
Tilden had the foresight to apprise the Commission in advance of his 
potential problem, the Finance Committee made no recommendation on this 
item. He further explained that at last month's meeting, while where there 
was no specific action taken by the Commission, there was an understanding 
that Mr. Tilden would be coming before them with some type of increase as 
soon as he could obtain insurance. Mr. Prindle believed some type of 
increase was in order to offset his insurance costs and recommended the 
food/beverage increase with no increase in boat rental rates. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES 

18. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

STOM LAKE CORPORATION (Continued) 

President Friend explained that although the Zoological Society had 
increased their food/beverage prices the major difference was that one 
vendor was a union operation and one was a minimum wage operation. 

Commissioner McAteer said she thought she understood Mr. Tilden to say 
with the insurance costs it would be imperative to have some type of 
increase in the revenue. 

Commissioner Eickman made a proposal not to reduce the percentage rates 
as proposed; keep the boat rental rates at the current level and to 
recommend approval of the food/beverage increases as proposed in 
Proposal 1 . 

On motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner 
Rodriguez, the Commission considered increasing the 
food/beverage rates in Proposal 1 with no increase in boat 
rental rates and no reduction in the percentage rates. 

The motion was approved by the following vote : 

Ayes: Commissioners Friend, Eickman, Rodriguez, and Harris 

Noes: Commissioners Meyer, Mori, McAteer 

Calvin Tilden emphasized that the action taken by the Commission did not 
even cover the insurance increase. He asked that the record show that this 
did not cover the insurance cost and that he had not asked for an increase 
in food or boat rental in two years. 

There was a discussion among the Commissioners as some were not clear on 
what they were voting on; they thought they were voting on the concept of 
whether or not they liked Commissioner Eickman ' s proposal. 

President Friend asked if Commissioner Eickman would rescind his vote and 
he said no. 

Commissioner Meyer made a motion to rescind the vote just 
taken, seconded by Commissioner Harris. 

The motion to rescind was approved by the following vote : 
Ayes: Commissioner Meyer, Harris, McAteer, Mori 
Noes: Commissioner Eickman, Friend, Rodriguez 

Commissioner Harris made a motion to raise the boat rental rates and 

food/beverage rates as proposed in Proposal 1 with no reduction in the 

percent rent paid for snack bar sales as provided in Paragraph 8 of the 
current lease: 

On recommendation of Commissioner Harris, seconded by 
Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 



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$8 


50 


$9.00 


7 


00 


7.50 


7 


00 


7.50 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES 

18. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
STOW LAKE CORPORATION (Continued) 

RES. NO. 14387 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the following boat 
rental and food/beverage price increases: 

Item Current Approved 

Electric 
Row Boats 
Pedal Boats 

Above are for two passengers per hour. 

No change is requested in the $.50 extra passenger charge. 

Item Current Approved 

Hot Dogs $1 .25 $1 .35 

Soft Drinks .65 .70 

Coffee /tea .50 .60 

Icee .85 .95 

Hot Cider .60 .65 

Hot Chocolate .60 .65 

Peanuts .75 .80 

Eskimo Pie .70 .75 

Frozen Yogurt .75 .80 

Pink Popcorn .75 .80 

Lemonaid .80 .85 

Orange Magic .80 .85 

Approved by the following vote : 

Ayes: Commissioners Harris, McAteer, Meyer, Mori, Rodriguez 

Noes: Commissioners Eickman, Friend 

Calvin Tilden inquired if he should continue the free ride after 
five program currently in effect. On motion of Commissioner 
Mori, seconded by Commissioner Harris this program was asked to 
be continued. 

19. CANDLESTICK PARK 
EMERGENCY DECLARATION 

Approval of declaration of emergency authorizing the General Manager to 
approve contract for Phase IIA of Candlestick Park Renovation to perform 
construction work at Candlestick Park. 

Mary Burns explained that a series of phased improvements were taking place 
at Candlestick Park; that the work has to be done before the 49er season, 
which is complicated by the fact that the money does not become available 
until July 1. She said the only way to be able to do the work was to make 
a declaration of emergency. The work to be done is basically renovation 
and expansion of restroom facilities and installation of a TV press box for 
national TV hookups. Because there is only a small window of time to do 
the work, there was a need to declare an emergency because if the work is 
not done we will be out of compliance with our lease. 

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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES 

19. CANDLESTICK PARK 

EMERGENCY DECLARATION (Continued) 

Commissioner Rodriguez asked if this was a legitimate standard of an 
emergency and Mary Burns explained she had spoken to Robert Kenealey of the 
City Attorney's office. Mr. Kenealey felt it was a legitimate emergency in 
order to meet our contractual obligations with both the Giants and the 
49ers. 

Ernie Prindle explained that this item also had to be ratified by the Board 
of Supervisors. 

On motion of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner 
Eickman, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14388 

RESOLVED, That this Commission does approve the declaration 
of emergency authorizing the General Manager to approve 
contract for Phase IIA of Candlestick Park Renovations to 
perform construction work at Candlestick Park. 

20. COIT TOWER 
ADMISSION POLICY REVIEH 

Approval of continuation of trial period to allow non-profit groups free 
admission to view murals until such time as the entrance to Coit Tower can 
be modified. 

Ernie Prindle explained the Commission approved a trial period for viewing 
the murals. He wanted to continue this trial period until the restoration 
of Coit Tower is completed. Included in the restoration is a plan to 
modify the entrance so that admission fees can be collected at the entrance. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion by Commissioner 
Mori, seconded by Commissioner Harris the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14389 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves continuation of 
trial period to allow non-profit groups free admission to 
view murals until such time as the entrance to Coit Tower 
can be modified. 

21. SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM 

Approving settlement of claim of Bernadette Duffy in the amount of 
$15,000.00 for injuries sustained at Lake Merced. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Mori the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14390 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the settlement of 
claim of Bernadette Duffy in the amount of $15,000.00 for 
injuries sustained at Lake Merced. 

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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES 

22. SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM 

Approving settlement of claim of Sasha Koenigsberg in the amount of 
$8,500.00 for injuries sustained at the San Francisco Zoo. 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14391 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the settlement of 
claim of Sasha Koenigsberg in the amount of $8,500.00 for 
injuries sustained at the San Francisco Zoo. 

23. SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM 

Review of settlement of claim of Peter Desler in the amount of $1,500.00 
for injury sustained at Camp Mather. 

Commissioner Mori questioned the fact that if this claim was approved and 
if we informed the public of the possibility of illness, will that in fact, 
alleviate the problems of future litigation. 

Ernie Prindle explained that the City Attorney advised the department to 
develop a handout to explain our concerns. Mr. Prindle distributed a draft 
that is being proposed for potential users of the camp. 

Commissioner Meyer questioned an item in the handout with regard to snake 
bite - she thought the handout should be reviewed by the Health Department. 

Commissioner Eickman said he did not want to use the word "injury" on this 
item and proposed deletion of that word. 

On motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14392 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the settlement of a 
claim by Peter Desler in the amount of $1,500.00. 

24. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS 

On motion of Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner Friend, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14393 

RESOLVED, That this Commission accepts the following gifts, 
valued at $31,757.82, to the Recreation and Park Department: 

a. From the Lawyers Softball League, through Friends of Recreation and 
Park, $2,500.00 for repair and maintenance of softball fields. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES 

26. ADJOURNMENT 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, the meeting was adjourned in honor of 
President Friend for receiving the 1986 Scopus Award. 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, the meeting was adjourned in memory of 
Frank Bauer. 

There being no further business the 

599th Regular Meeting of the 

Recreation and Park Commission was 
adjourned at 5:35 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 




JhauhV Marie Rose 

Recreation and Park Commission 



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San Francisco, California 
June 19, 1986 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION *ENTS DEPT. 

JUL 141986 



MINUTES 



SAW FRANCISCO 
PIIMMO I.IRBADV 



600TH REGULAR MEETING 
THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1986 - 2:00 P.M. 



The Six Hundredth Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Park Commission was 
called to order on Thursday, June 19, 1986, at 2:00 p.m. by President Eugene L. 
Friend. 



1. ROLL CALL 

Present: 

Commissioner Eugene L. Friend, President 
Commissioner Amy Meyer, Vice President 
Commissioner Keith Elckman 
Commissioner Tommy Harris 
Commissioner Frances McAteer 
Commissioner Jeffrey K.Mori 

Absent: 

Commissioner Fred A. Rodriguez 

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the 
minutes of the Regular Meeting of May 15, 1986, were approved as presented. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 

General Manager Mary Burns submitted the following report: 

" GARDENER COMMENDATION 

On May 20, 1986, at approximately 12:55 p.m., Mr. Chauncey Low, one of our 
gardeners from Mission Dolores Park, witnessed a vehicular accident 
involving an automobile that went out of control, climbed a barrier over 
Mission Dolores Island located at Cumberland and Dolores Streets, and hit a 
tree. Both the driver and passenger of the automobile were Injured upon 
Impact. The car was smoking and the ignition switch could not be turned 
off. Mr. Low ran to the car and pulled both the driver and passenger from 
the vehicle. The driver died soon after the crash. The passenger was 
taken to the emergency hospital for treatment. 

I think it would be appropriate for the Commission to send a letter to 
Chauncey Low, commending him on his heroic efforts to save the persons 
involved in this tragic Incident. 

The Commission Secretary was directed to send a letter 
to Mr. Chauncey Low, commending him on his heroic efforts. 

STRYBING ARBORETUM 

Last Thursday, the Strybing Arboretum Society held Its 4th Annual Evening 
at Strybing. This year's event emphasized the Japanese Gardens at Strybing 
and honored the Bay Area Chapter of Ikebana International, long-time 
supporters of the gardens at Strybing. Ikebana presented a check in the 
amount of $4,000 to Director Walden Valen for use in the various gardens 
that Ikebana has helped develop. 

I am sorry to report that Sharon Enright, Executive Director of the 
Strybing Arboretum Society has resigned to accept a similar position with 
Enterprise for High School Students, and Mary Sullivan, Volunteer 
Coordinator for the Society recently resigned to accept a position with 
Ortho Books. Jackie Finley has been hired as the new Volunteer Coordinator 
and she is here today along with the new President of the Society, Dr. Kent 
Sims. 

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE 

I would like to commend Diane Palacio for the excellent work she has done 
since becoming Public Information Officer. You have each been sent a copy 
of the new Summer Program which I think Is the most attractive edition we 
have published in some years. In addition, Diane has produced a flyer and; 
map requested by our gardening staff, showing where official dog run areas 
are located. She has also just produced an excellent public service! 
announcement (a copy is attached) using a student from Urban School, urging 
young people to respect and protect our parks. I think a letter of thanks 
to the student, William Hammond, is appropriate — and a round of applause 
for Diane is in order. 

The Commission Secretary was directed to send a letter 
of thanks to the student, William Hammond. 

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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

FINANCE COMMITTEE BUDGET REVIEN 

Yesterday afternoon the Department's proposed budget for 1986-87 was 
reviewed by the Board of Supervisors' Finance Committee. The Committee 
heard recommendations submitted by the Board's Budget Analyst, responses by 
Department staff and public comments. There are currently seven major 
Items recommended by Department staff which are still awaiting a decision 
by the Committee: 

- Analyst position for Finance Office to Implement cost recovery 
program. 

- Vacation relief funds and Cushman for Golden Gate Park. 

- Additional gardener position for Buena Vista Park. 

- Additional gardener position for Lincoln Golf Course. 

- Second Zoologist position for bird collection at the Zoo. 

- Decreased salary savings at the Zoo. 

- Inflation rate to be used 1n adjusting Materials & Supplies, 
Contractual Services, and Fuel Accounts. 

The Committee's decision on the budget will be made public at additional 
hearings next week, after which It will be submitted to the full Board of 
Supervisors for consideration. 

POLICE PROBLEMS AT NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS 

A very successful meeting was held last week with Police Chief Frank Jordan 
and his top staff and approximately 30 gardeners from Neighborhood Parks. 
The gardeners had requested the meeting after completing a survey of park 
and recreation facilities where we are experiencing recurring police 
problems. Members of the special Park Police Unit were also present. A 
new form will be developed for use by our staff that will be channeled 
through the General Manager's office for analysis by the Park Unit. 
Additional meetings will be held with District Captains to raise Issues of 
concern In those particular areas. The Chief has asked for a follow-up 
meeting with this Department's senior management In one month to be able to 
respond to the Issues raised In the survey. I feel this Is an excellent 
step In building a better working relationship with the Police Department 
and greatly appreciate Chief Jordan's cooperation and concern. 

ZOO REPORT 

The proposed development plan for the Zoo was presented to the Joint Zoo 
Committee on June 16. The proposal will be presented to the full 
Commission for conceptual approval at the July meeting. 

The Golden Monkey exhibit at the Zoo Is scheduled to open to the public on 
Thursday, July 3, at 10:00 a.m. The Commission and press are Invited to a 
preview at 9:00 a.m. that morning. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

HARDING PARK GOLF COURSE 

The San Francisco Examiner recently published a 11st of what are consldere 
to be the top 20 golf courses 1n Northern California. Courses were judge 
by a 47-member panel of players, professionals, and other gol 
enthusiasts. Criteria Included course beauty, design, difficulty 
playablHty and aesthetics. I am pleased to report that Harding Park wa 
listed In this top 20 and was the only municipal course included 1n th 
group. 

OCEANVIEW COMMUNITY PICNIC 

On Saturday, June 28, a community picnic will be held at Oceanvie 
Playground from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., called "A Family Affair a 
Oceanview". The goal of the event is to encourage people to come back t< 
Oceanview and use the facility now that a major police effort has take 
place to correct the drug abuse problems In.the park. Mayor Feinsteln i 
planning to attend the event. 

CANDLESTICK PARKING 

This Commission asked staff to monitor procedures used In operating th' 
Candlestick Parking Lot. It was decided that a set of procedures should bi 
developed for the operator to follow. Those should be completed by thi 
July Commission meeting. 

In addition, the Controller's Office has recently completed an audit of thi 
lease (a copy is attached) outlining several problems. They make severa 
recommendations Including better cash-handling procedures. Because thi 
recommendations require the purchase of equipment, a request has been mad* 
to the City Attorney to determine who is responsible for the purchase o 
the equipment. A meeting will be scheduled with Candlestick Parkin* 
Services to go over the proposed procedures and the Controller's Audit. 
timeline will be developed with C.P.S. to comply with the audi 
recommendations. 

KEZAR PARKING LOT UPDATE 

The Human Rights Commission has directed that the Department reject the tw< 
bids received for operation of the Kezar Parking Lot. The HRC request i 
based on the fact that only two bids were received and they require thre; 
bids for MBE/WBE set-aside contracts. This should not adversely affect th 
approval of the lease as we can start the rebldding process next week] 
Staff has met with neighborhood residents as requested by the Parks an| 
Planning Committee to discuss the impact of the rates on the neighborhocj 
and the park, as well as possible additional sources of revenue. 



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ECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

CAMP MATHER 

Camp Mather was booked to capacity as of June 2. The ratio of resident to 
non-resident reservations continues to Increase each year. This is due 
partially to a more strict residency verification process. Residents 
account for 2,992 reservations this year in comparison to 1,042 
non-residents. The number of cabin days filled this year has increased 
from 22,216 to 23,729. Total revenues from Mather reservations this season 
are $526,611.00. 

AFTER-SCHOOL RECREATION PROGRAMS 

Leonard F1tzpatr1ck and I met last week with the new Superintendent of 
Schools, Ramon Cortlnes, to discuss implementation of the newly-funded 
after school recreation programs to be conducted at various school 
playgrounds throughout the City. A 9-member Task Force Is now being 
formed, with representatives from both public and private youth-serving 
agencies, to begin planning for the program. Our first site, Redding 
School in the Tenderloin, opened on Monday. It Is hoped that the program 
will be 1n place at the other eleven school sites by the end of summer. 

SENIOR CITIZENS AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA 

The Recreation and Park Department, in conjunction with the San Francisco 
Opera Association, MUNI, Laguna Honda Hospital and the Freewheelers 
Association, 1s going to fill the Opera House with 3,000 seniors and 
handicapped persons for an afternoon of opera on June 28. Five hundred 
seniors from our Senior Centers will attend the performance with our 
resources helping with the planning, coordination and transportation. This 
Is the second year this department has been Involved In the program. Al 
Schaaf, the Department's Personnel Officer, has been instrumental in 
organizing this event through the Freewheelers Association. 

GREAT HIGHWAY RECONSTRUCTION 

Bids for the reconstruction of the Great Highway were received this month 
and the project will go Into construction In September. This will include 
roadway work, recreational trail on the east side of the Highway, and 
landscaping. A separate contract will be let for the Great Highway 
Seawall. The Commission will have the opportunity to review the final plan 
for the seawall redesign at the next Commission meeting. 

PASSAGE OF PROPOSITION 43 

Proposition 43, the 1986 Park Bond Act, was passed by the voters at the 
June election. This will mean approximately $1.9 Million in additional 
funding for the City and County of San Francisco. I found It particularly 
Interesting to note that San Francisco out-polled every other county, with 
80.57. of the voters in favor of the measure. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 



STATE FUNDING FOR KEZAR REHABILITATION 

As reported last month, the State Legislature placed $475,000 1n the 
1986-87 budget for the Kezar redesign project. Assemblyman Art Agnos, who 
was instrumental in placing this appropriation In the State budget, 
recommends that the Commission send a letter to the Governor urging his 
favorable action on this budget Item. 

The Commission Secretary was directed to send a letter 
to the Governor urging his favorable consideration for the 
Kezar Redesign Project. 

PARKS & PLANNING COMMITTEE 

The next regular meeting of the Parks and Planning Committee is scheduled 
for Wednesday, June 25 at 9:00 a.m. (rather than the first Thursday in 
July). There will be no regular meeting during the month of July and due 
to the traditional August recess of the Commission, 1t is conceivable that 
no Parks & Planning matters will be considered until the month of 
September. I would appreciate some direction from the Commission as to 
whether you wish to recess 1n August this year. You will recall that after 
last year's recess, the September Commission agenda was extremely lengthy. 



The Commission decided not to recess during the 
Commissioner Eickman made a motion to meet in August 



month of August, 



RETIREMENTS 








Richard Buckholz 
Timothy Sul livan 
John Nelson 
Tony Garcia 


Gardener 
Gardener 
Custodian 
Gardener 


4/1/86 
4/1/86 
4/8/86 
5/31/86 


17 years 

19 years 

20 years 
26 years 


DATES TO REMEMBER: 









Friday, June 20 

Wednesday, June 25 
Saturday, June 28 

Sunday, June 29 

Tuesday, July 1 

Thursday, July 3 



Candlestick Committee, McLaren Lodge, 
4:00 p.m. 

Parks & Planning Committee, 9:00 a.m. 
Community Picnic, Oceanview Playground, 
11 :00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
S.F. Birthday Celebration, Golden 
Park Band Concourse, 1:00 p.m. 
Presentation of Kezar Masterplan 
Deborah Learner and consultants 
S.P.U.R., 312 Sutter Street, 12:30 p.m 
Opening of Golden Monkey Exhibit at 
Zoo, 10:00 a.m." 



Gate 

by 
to 

S.F. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



Note: 2:20 p.m. - Commissioner Amy Meyer assumed the chair 

4. CONSENT CALENDAR 

Except as noted below, all matters listed were considered part of the 
Consent Calendar, and as such considered to be routine by the Recreation 
and Park Commission. They were acted upon by a single roll call vote of 
the Commission. 

General Manager Mary Burns noted that Item 4D - the contract for renovation 
of the Golden Gate Park Tennis Courts did start on time, but unfortunately 
another court surface was discovered under the present tennis court surface 
and the project will take more time than originally anticipated. 

On motion of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner Harris, 
ratification of the following resolutions, which were processed under 
Resolution No. 13572, were approved: 



a. TEMPORARY PERSONNEL REQUISITIONS 
SUSPENSIONS AND TERMINATIONS 



RES. NO. 14395 



RESOLVED, That all Temporary Requisitions represented by numbers T50033 
through T50035 and T60001 through 60007 during the period May 5, 1986 
through June 6, 1986 are approved and all suspensions and terminations are 
also approved. 



EMERGENCY REPAIRS 

WORK AUTHORIZED BY THE GENERAL MANAGER 



RES. NO. 14396 



RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies approval of emergency repairs 
and/or reconditioning authorized by the General Manager, processed under 

Resolution No. 13570, to permit the continuance of operations or to 
safeguard life or property. 

Location Vendor Amount 

Camp Mather Falany Fence Co.. $ 4,788.00 

Candlestick Park Paco Pumps 3.955.00 

Kimbell Park All-State Electric, Inc. 9,990.00 

Julius Kahn - Tot Lot Vega Fence Co.. 2,865.00 

Moscone Park All-State Electric, Inc. 14.775.00 
West Sunset (at 41st Ave. 

and Quintara Street) Vickers 1.215.00 



C. MARINA SMALL CRAFT HARBOR 
AWARD OF CONTRACT 



RES. NO. 14397 



RESOLVED, That approval of contract to Western Dock Enterprises, under 
construction contract RP-1144 Is approved. 

$21,500 

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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued 
CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 

d. GOLDEN GATE PARK TENNIS COURTS RENOVATION 
AHARD OF CONTRACT 

RES. NO. 14398 

RESOLVED, That approval of contract to National Surfacing Co., under 
construction contract RP-1128, Is approved. 

$122,211.38 

e. SILVER TERRACE PLAYGROUND REHABILITATION 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RES. NO. 14399 

RESOLVED, That final payment to Munkdale Brothers, Inc., under construction 
contract RP-1065, Is approved. 

$6,987.00 

GENERAL CALENDAR 

5. ARBORETUM 

NEW ENTRANCE GATE 

Approval of proposed new entrance gate for the north entrance to the 
Arboretum (across from the Tea Garden). 

Arboretum Director Walden Valen explained he has been working with a 
potential donor designing a new north entrance gate to the Arboretum. The 
design has been approved by the Art Commission and the Mather, Arboretum, 
Conservatory Committee. The gate will be made of galvanized Iron, with an 
11 foot opening that can be closed. Mr Valen feels the design creates a 
striking entrance to the Arboretum. 

On recommendation of the Mather, Arboretum, Conservatory 
Committee, and on motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded 
by Commissioner Mori, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14400 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the proposed new entrance gate for 
the north entrance to the Arboretum (across from the Tea Garden). 

6. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY FAIR BUILDING 
NAME CHANGE 

RES. NO. 14401 

Denial of Resolution from the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor urging the 
Commission to reconsider their decision to rename the Hall of Flowers the 
San Francisco County Fair Building. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

6. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY FAIR BUILDING 
NAME CHANGE (Continued) 

Commissioner McAteer explained this Item had been before the Mather, 
Arboretum, Conservatory Committee and the majority of the recommendations 
favored keeping the name of San Francisco County Fair Building. It was the 
consensus that since the building was originally constructed for the County 
Fair, 1t should receive name recognition. Mr. Valen noted he had met with 
the Assistant Director for the County Fair, Ms. Esther Armstrong, regarding 
the budget for San Francisco County Fair in 1987. She felt the name change 
was a positive sign and said one of her priorities for 1987 will be to make 
the County Fair a more recognized event for the City. Mr. Valen felt the 
name should remain the San Francisco County Fair Building. 

Commissioner Harris commented that he did not care for the name. President 
Friend asked if another name was offered to the organizations and groups 
who had expressed a desire for the name change. Mr. Valen explained the 
only name the organizations were interested 1n was the "Hall of Flowers". 

On recommendation of the Mather, Arboretum, Conservatory Committee and 
on motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14401 

RESOLVED, That this Commission reaffirms Its position to keep the name of 
the San Francisco County Fair Building, formerly known as the "Hall of 
Flowers". 

APPROVED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE: 

Ayes: 4 (Commissioners Eickman, McAteer, Meyer, Mori) 
Noes: 2 (Commissioners Friend, Harris) 
Absent 1 (Commissioner Rodriguez) 

Note: 2:35 p.m. - Commissioner Jeffrey Mori assumed the chair 

7. CONSERVATORY 

BANNING OF CAMERA TRIPODS 

Approval of banning the use of camera tripods in the Conservatory with 
signage to read: "CAMERAS ARE WELCOME - TRIPODS ARE NOT ALLOWED" 

Conservatory Director Tom Bass explained the Conservatory currently has a 
problem with people setting up a camera tripod as the equipment blocks the 
pathways. He said this problem Is more prevalent during the summer 
season. He further noted the signage does not restrict those people who 
have obtained the necessary permit from the Department and are doing 
commercial photography. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

7. CONSERVATORY 

BANNING OF CAMERA TRIPODS 

On recommendation of the Mather, Arboretum, Conservatory 

Committee, and on motion of Commissioner Friend, seconded by 

Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14402 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the banning of the use of camera 
tripods at the Conservatory and approves Installation of signs with the 
wording to read, "CAMERAS ARE WELCOME - TRIPODS ARE NOT ALLOWED". 

8. McLaren park 
isadora duncan statue 

Denial of plans for and acceptance of gift of Isadora Duncan statue. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained that Mr. Richard Stoots, an artist 
with a great deal of admiration for Isadora Duncan, has a sculpture he 
wants placed in the park system. Ms. Burns noted that if the Recreation 
and Park Commission approved a site for the statue, the artwork would then 
have to be considered by the Art Commission. Ms. Burns explained the 
Department has worked for a long time In trying to locate a site, but due 
to the height and nature of the artwork there is not a suitable location 
for the sculpture. 

Mr. Richard Stoots explained he had numerous letters of support for the 
Isadora Duncan statue, including one from the San Francisco Foundation. He 
said this project has received local support from every major art Institute 
1n the city. Mr. Stoots noted he has shown this project all over the world 
and In 1983 a major exhibition was done at City Hall called "Isadora and 
Stoots-City Hall" which received a great deal of attention. Mr. Stoots 
showed examples of his artwork which represents the spirit of dance. 

Commissioner Meyer explained the Issue before the Commission was not the 

artwork but Its placement and appropriateness for a site in a park. She 

further explained the Parks and Planning Committee voted against the 
sculpture being placed within a unit of the park system. 

Mr. Stoots asked the General Manager why his statue was denied when many 
parks haves 19th century statues over 30 feet tall. Ms. Burns explained 
that, some years ago, due to the increasing number of gifts received, a 
policy was adopted which severely limited the number of additional pieces 
of statuary in the parks. She noted, as an example, that one of the sites 
considered for placement of his statue was McLaren Park. Yet, it is the 
Intent to have this park void of statuary and to keep it in a very natural, 
rustic type setting. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee , 

and on motion of Commissioner Friend, seconded by Commissioner 

Eickman, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14403 

RESOLVED, That this Commission denies the appeal of plans for and 
acceptance of gift of Isadora Duncan statue. 

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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



Note: 2:45 p.m. President Friend left meeting room 



CORONA HEIGHTS 
NAMING OF PATHWAY 

Approval of naming a meadow and pathway at Corona Heights In memory of Bill 
Kraus. 

Personnel Director Al Schaaf explained that this Item came before the 
Commission at the request of Supervisor Harry Brltt. It 1s requested by a 
number of friends of Mr. Kraus, to name the mini park at Noe and Beaver 1n 
his memory. It was learned that this concept ran contrary to the policy of 
the Commission to only name mini parks geographically. When this matter 
came before the Parks and Planning Committee, Commissioner Eickman asked 
that a committee be formed to look into all aspects of this proposal and to 
make a recommendation. Mr. Schaaf said a committee was formed which 
included: representatives from the Recreation and Park Department; Betty 
Landis of the Open Space Advisory Committee; Sharon Johnson of Supervisor 
Harry Brltt's Office; Walter Park a member of the Duboce Triangle 
Neighborhood Association; Chuck Forester of the Mayor's Office; Mike Houch 
of Assemblyman Art Agnos office; Kevin Shelley of Congresswoman Sal a 
Burton's office and Cade Morrow who Is the adjacent property owner to the 
Noe-Beaver Mini Park and represented the views of some of the immediate 
property owners and renters In the area. The Committee had divergent 
views, strong feelings, and represented a number of organizations. The 
Committee found an alternate area in Corona Heights, the lower area, 
consisting 6f a pathway leading up to the second plateau that they wanted 
named in memory of Bill Kraus. Mr. Schaaf explained that, at the urging of 
Commissioner Meyer, a number of friends, family and organizations have 
pledged an additional amount up to $5,000 to create an enhancement of this 
area. The enhancement could come In the form of benches, picnic tables, 
etc. 

Betty Landis urged the Commission to adopt the naming of the meadow and 
pathway In memory of Bill Kraus. She explained Mr. Kraus worked very hard 
for San Francisco on a number of Issues, was an activist In the gay 
community and was respected and loved by many people. 

On the recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee, 
and on motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner 
Harris, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14404 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the naming of a meadow and pathway 
at Corona Heights In memory of Bill Kraus. 



Note: 2:50 p.m. - Commissioner Keith Eickman assumed the chair 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

10. CIVIC CENTER PLAZA 
STAIRWELL GRATES 

Conceptual approval of plans for stairwell grates at the C1v1c Center Plaza. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained the Office of the Chief 
Administrative Officer has requested the Commission to conceptually approve 
plans to provide grates over the stairwell at Civic Center Plaza to prevent 
these areas from being areas where people lurk, habltate, and litter. 

Convention Facilities Director Jack Moerschbaecher explained that it has 
become very difficult to rent Brooks Hall at Civic Center due to the 
deteriorating condition of the stairwell areas. He said If he received 
approval from the Commission, he would work with the San Francisco Fire 
Department on the design specifications to ensure it Is acceptable to them 
and then bring back those designs to the Commission for approval. 

Commissioner McAteer explained she had recently attended an event at Brooks 
Hall and could understand the problems and concerns raised by 
Mr. Moerschbaecher and felt 1t was a necessary step. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee, and 
on motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner 
Harris, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14405 

RESOLVED, That this Commission conceptually approves the plan for stairwell 
grates at the Civic Center Plaza, with the understanding the San Francisco 
Fire Department will approve the design specifications for these stairwell 
grates. 

11. CABRILLO PLAYGROUND 
FIELDHOUSE PLANS 

Approval of fieldhouse plans at Cabrillo Playground. 

Mr. Tim Lillyquist explained $54,000 was funded through the 1983-84 Open 

Space Renovation Fund for the Cabrillo Playground Fieldhouse and that the 

design had been approved by the community as well as the Parks and Planning 
Committee. 

Mr. Wong of the Bureau of Architecture displayed a chart showing the 
proposed plans which Include upgrading the roof and the exterior of the 
building, making the building accessible for the handicapped and remodeling 
the kitchen, office and multi-purpose room. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee, and 
on motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner 
Mori , the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14406 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves fieldhouse plans for Cabrillo 
Playground. 

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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



Note: 2:50 p.m. - President Friend returned, Commissioner McAteer assumed the 
chair 

12. MIRALOMA PLAYGROUND 
CLUBHOUSE PLANS 

Approval of clubhouse plans at Mlraloma Playground. 

Mr. T1m L1llyqu1st explained this Item came before the Parks and Planning 
Committee and Is for $135,000 to renovate the Mlraloma Playground 
Clubhouse. The funding came from the 1983-84 Open Space Renovation Fund 
and Ms. Sally Swanson, the project architect, was present to explain the 
plans. 

Ms. Swanson explained the building does not match the beauty of the 
playground that was recently built adjacent to It. She explained there is 
a spectacular view of South San Francisco from one side of the building but 
that 1t 1s presently obscured by a grill. She proposed Installation of 
movable metal gates on that side of the building to capture the view. 
These gates could be closed at night to protect the area. She also 
proposed adding a storage area to the multi-purpose room, renovation of the 
kitchen and making the restrooms accessible for the handicapped. She also 
noted the present colors of the building are bland and proposed coloring 
the building with a light turquoise and outlining the molding with the 
color yellow. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee, 
and on motion of Commissioner Harris, seconded by 
Commissioner Mori, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14406 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves clubhouse plans at the Mlraloma 
Playground. 

13. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
PEACE GARDEN 

Approval of a proposed Peace Garden at Golden Gate Park. 

Superintendent of Parks Bernard Barron explained a group of children from 
the Soviet Union will be visiting San Francisco In the summer. One of the 
activities planned will be a ceremonial planting of a garden by the 
children of the Soviet Union and the United States to promote friendship 
among the nations. Mr. Barron explained the Holyearth Foundation, the 
organization working on this project, was requesting that the location of 
this peace garden be in Golden Gate Park. 

Commissioner McAteer asked where the peace garden would be located In the 
park and Mr. Barron said they were looking at several locations and, at 
this time, a definite site had not been selected. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee, 
and on motion of Commissioner Friend, seconded by 
Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution was adopted: 

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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

13. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

PEACE GARDEN (Continued) 



RES. NO. 14409 



RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the proposed Peace Garden at Golden 
Gate Park. 



Note: 3:00 p.m. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS, President Friend assumed the chair 

28. BAY AREA LOCATION CATERERS, INC. 
LAKE MERCED 
EXECUTIVE SESSION 

Executive Session was held with the City Attorney to discuss instructions 
regarding appointment of Trustee for Bay Area Location Caterers, Inc., - 
Lake Merced. 

Note: 3:50 p.m. President Friend called the meeting to order 

Commissioner Friend noted he had several speakers on the topic of the Lake 
Merced concession who wished to be heard and asked that they try to limit 
their remarks to three minutes. 

- Mr. Fred Morgan , of Bronson, Bronson and McKlnnon explained he was 
representing a creditor and urged the Commission to agree to the 
appointment of a trustee. 

- Dean Pasvankias urged the Commission to endorse the proposal to have a 
trustee appointed. He felt with this action there was a good chance 
that something could be done to salvage the investments made. 

- Kenn Weeks explained he was a creditor, however, he is also a contracted 
employee of Bay Area Location Caterers. He said, in the interest of the 
creditors, 1t was his reguest to have a trustee appointed. He thought 
with the installation of a trustee an effort could be made to generate 
sales for the City and County of San Francisco and the creditors. 

Commissioner Friend commented on the change of attitude in Mr. Weeks' 
statement. 

- Mr. Weeks said since he 1s a creditor with $23,000 owed, and realizing 
there 1s not enough revenue being generated at the facility for a good 
number of reasons, a trustee would be in the best interest for everyone. 

- Richard Frederico , Chairman of the Board of Creditors Committee that was 
appointed by the Bankruptcy Court asked questions regarding the 
appointment of a trustee. 

Deputy City Attorney Mara Rosales explained the court would appoint the 
trustee and it could be done as soon as the parties go before the judge. 

President Friend noted that all the testimony supported the concept of 
placing a trustee at the facility. He hoped an able operator will be found 
to assume the lease and perhaps the creditors and the City might realize 
revenues. He noted the amount owed to the City is substantial. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

14. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
KEZAR CORNER 

Conceptual approval of Kezar Master Plan pending certification of 
environmental evaluation. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained she was pleased to bring to the 
Commission the preferred elements of the Kezar Master Plan. She noted the 
process has been going on for several months and that three community 
meetings had been held to discuss issues and alternatives. The preferred 
elements of the Master Plan were presented to the community and the Parks 
and Planning Committee. She introduced Mr. John Wong of SWA Group who 
would outline the proposal. She reiterated the item was the approval of 
the Kezar Master Plan in concept. If the Commission approved this, a final 
document will be prepared; that document will be circulated for public 
review and also an environmental evaluation must be prepared before the 
plan is brought back for final approval. 

Mr. Wong of SWA Group explained Kezar Corner is approximately 24 acres in 
size; the existing buildings are the Stadium itself, Park Police Station, 
Kezar Pavilion, and the First Aid Station. A recycling center area is also 
located within the site. Mr. Wong explained aspects of the area which 
included topography, vegetation and traffic volume. 

Mr. Wong said the proposed Master Plan could be done in four phases, the 
stadium being the first phase. He explained when the stadium was built in 
the 1920's it was built below grade in a dish-like depression and in 1928 a 
superstructure was added. The stadium is in a very dilapidated condition 
and the proposal 1s to revert to the original design by removing the 
superstructure. The track will be made Into an all purpose metric track. 
By removing the superstructure approximately two acres of park land would 
be recaptured. Mr. Wong explained that a promenade arbor was proposed to 
secure the facility, control vandalism, and close off the stadium for 
admission events. The arbor promenade could also be used for walking or 
jogging. 

Phase 2 involves upgrading trees on the edge of Stanyan and Frederick 
Streets. The recycling center in the southwest corner would remain in its 
present site but would be screened and buffered and a new access would be 
developed. The southeast corner, which the community feels is an eyesore, 
will be improved by developing a landscaped "orchard" parking lot. As the 
trees mature they will provide shade and extend the greenbelt of Golden 
Gate Park. 

Phase 3 elements include an underpass crossing of Kezar Drive near the 
police station through to Mother's Meadow and the Children's Playground. 

Phase 4 elements Include a swimming pool or natatorlum, a parking garage 
with a roof garden and the conversion of the first aid center into a 
childcare center or a park museum. Both Phase 3 and 4 are future projects. 

Deborah Learner said the draft resolution does mention elements such as the 
parking garage, natatorium and underpass. She felt the feasibility of 
these items should be reconsidered when the stadium reconstruction has been 
completed. 

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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

14. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

KEZAR CORNER (Continued) 

President Friend felt parts of the plan should be shown to the University 
of California San Francisco. He thought the natatorium might be of 
interest to them and there was a chance partial funding could be obtained 
for a facility that could be used by both UCSF and the neighboring 
community. 

Commissioner McAteer was surprised about the capacity of the stadium. 
Ms. Learner explained that one of the major concerns raised by the 
community was the size of the stadium and the impact on the surrounding 
neighborhood. It was felt there is insufficient parking in the area to 
accommodate a larger stadium. Ms. Burns also noted the size of the stadium 
was a major issue with the community. 

Commissioner Meyer made a motion to approve the conceptual plan for Kezar 
Stadium, pending certification of the environmental evaluation with the 
policy issues that are stated in the draft resolution, that notes 
scheduling of events, transportation, planning and phasing. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee, 
and on motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by 
Commissioner Mori, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14410 

RESOLVED: The Recreation and Park Commission hereby provides conceptual 
approval of the Kezar Master Plan. 

Final approval will be considered upon completion and public distribution 
of the final report, certification of the environmental evaluation and 
review and recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee. 

The following policy Issues will be incorporated into the Master Plan 
document: 

1. Major events will be scheduled to reduce impacts on adjacent parkland 
and community. 

2. Major event producers should prepare transportation management plans 
that will make maximum use of public transit and vacancies in the nearby 
University of California garage to minimize adverse parking impacts on 
the adjacent parkland and community. 

3. The inclusion of elements such as a parking garage, natatorium and 
pedestrian underpass which may be desirable at a future date should be 
discussed as alternatives in the final report but deleted from the 
preferred Master Plan at this time. The desirability and feasibility of 
these elements should be reconsidered when the stadium reconstruction 
has been completed. Funding opportunities should be explored before 
these items arg reinserted in the Master Plan. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

15. UNION SQUARE 
SYSTEM PARKING OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC. 

Approval of directional graphics program, restroom rehabilitation and 
Increase In number of monthly parkers at Union Square Garage. 

Finance Director Ernest Prlndle explained this Item was for approval of a 
directional graphics program, restroom rehabilitation which would provide 
for a reduction 1n the size of the men's restroom on Stockton Street In an 
effort to eliminate some of the behavior occurring there, and an Increase 
the number of monthly parkers at the garage from 50 to 100. He noted that 
these Items had been before the Finance Committee and were recommended for 
approval . 

President Friend explained that at the Finance Committee It had been agreed 
that the restrooms should be cut down In size. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion 
of Commissioner Elckman, seconded by Commissioner Mori, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14411 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves directional graphics program, 
restroom rehabilitation and Increase In number of monthly parkers at Union 
Square Garage. 

TilO p.m. - Commissioner Harris assumed the chair 

4740 p.m. - President Friend left meeting room 

16. PALACE OF FINE ARTS 
CONTRACT MODIFICATION 

Approval of contract extension until October 1, 1987 with United States 
Department of the Army whereby the Army provides water service to the 
Palace of Fine Arts. 

Finance Director Ernest Prlndle explained the Recreation and Park 
Department has a contract with the Department of Army to provide water 
service to the Palace of Fine Arts. He explained the Department is 
currently in the middle of a construction contract to provide City water 
service to the Palace of Fine Arts and when the contract is completed the 
services of the Department of the Army will no longer be needed. 
Mr. Prlndle was asking for an extension because the construction contract 
will not be completed In time. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, on motion of 
Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14412 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the contract extension until 
October 1, 1987 with United States Department of the Army to provide water 
services at the Palace of Fine Arts. 

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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

17. SAN FRANCISCO ZOO 
URBAN RESOURCE SYSTEMS 

Approval of contract modification to Urban Resource Systems to reduce 
Insurance coverage from $1,000,000 to $300,000. 

Finance Director Ernest Prlndle explained Urban Resource Systems handles 
the "zoo doo" project at the Zoo and have requested a reduction In the 
Insurance coverage because of their financial position and the small number 
of staff. Mr. Prlndle said he was asked by the Finance Committee to speak 
to the Zoological Society to see if they could Include Urban Resource 
Systems in their Insurance coverage. Mr. Baldwin, the Finance Director for 
the Zoological Society, advised this was not possible. Mr. Prlndle noted 
that he had spoken to the City's Risk Manager, Mr. Grand, about the 
reduction of insurance coverage and Mr. Grand felt it was a reasonable 
request. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion 
of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14413 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves a contract modification to Urban 
Resource Systems to reduce insurance coverage from $1,000,000 to $300,000. 

18. LAUREL HILL PLAYGROUND 

PARENT'S PLAYGROUP NURSERY SCHOOL LEASE 

Approval of annual renewal for Laurel Hill Playground Nursery School Lease 
with an Increase in usage of the facility from three to five days and an 
Increase 1n rental from $165 to $215 per month. 

Property Manager Robin Burgstahler explained that this nursery school 1s on 
park property and Is fully licensed by the State and Department of Social 
Services. She said the lease is for a ten year term and has an annual 
renewal option that Is negotiated with the Department. The lease 1s based 
on square footage and the amount of days used. She explained because there 
is a request for an Increase in usage, the monthly rate has been modified 
to reflect this change. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion 
of Commissioner Elckman, seconded by Commissioner Meyer 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14414 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the annual Increase for Laurel Hill 
Playground Nursery with an increase 1n usage of the facility from three to 
five days and a Increase in rental from $165.00 to $215.00 per month. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION (Continued) 

19. GLEN PARK 

GLENRIDGE COOPERATIVE NURSERY SCHOOL LEASE 

Approval of annual renewal for Glenrldge Cooperative Nursery School Lease 
with no change 1n the operation or monthly rent. 

Property Manager Robin Burgstahler explained this nursery school 1s on park 
property and 1s fully licensed by the State and Department of Social 
Services. She further explained this lease Is for a ten year term and has 
an annual renewal option that Is negotiated with the Department. She noted 
the Glenrldge Cooperative Nursery School lease Is not requesting any change 
1n the usage of days. 



On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion 
of Commissioner Elckman, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, 



the following resolution was adopted: 



RES. NO. 14415 



RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the annual renewal for Glenrldge 
Cooperative Nursery School Lease with no change In the operation or 
monthly rent. 

Note:4:45 p.m. President Friend returned. Commissioner Harris continued to chair 

20. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

MONTH-TO-MONTH TENNIS AGREEMENT 

Ratification of month-to-month tennis concession agreement with Robert 
Murlo and Jacques Lanner-Cusln. Agreement provides for concessionaire to 
pay the Department 18% of receipts from lessons and 10% of receipts from 
merchandise sales. 
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Finance Director Ernest Prlndle explained this Item was for a ratification 
of a tennis contract. He explained the previous lease expired and the bid 
proposals had been rejected. He advised that a new updated bid package Is 
being put together and he was asking for approval of an Interim agreement 
with Mr. Murlo and Mr. Lanner-Cusln. He said the Finance Committee 
approved this Hem with one change that provided for a thirty day notice by 
either party to terminate the agreement. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on 
motion of Commissioner Elckman, seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14416 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies the month-to-month tennis 
concession agreement with Robert Murlo and Jacques Lanner-Cusln. The 
agreement shall provide the concessionaire to pay the Department 18% of 
receipts from lessons and 101 of receipts from merchandise sales. 






4:50 p.m. - Commissioner Meyer assumed the chair 

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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

21. CAMP MATHER 

SADDLE HORSE PROGRAM 

Approval of riding rates at Camp Mather for the Saddle Horse Program. 

Finance Director Ernest Prlndle explained the Commission approved an 
agreement with Jay Barnes to operate the stables at Camp Mather during the 
summer. He explained Mr. Barnes has had difficulty obtaining insurance 
coverage for a number of items and is asking for changes In the rides 
offered. Mr. Prlndle said the Finance Committee did not want to 
discontinue the programs that were previously being offered and to hold 
Mr. Barnes 1n violation of his lease. Accordingly, Mr. Barnes was advised 
to continue to try to obtain insurance for these programs with the 
understanding he would not be held In violation of his agreement 1f he 
failed to obtain Insurance. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion 
of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Eickman 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14417 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the riding rates at Camp Mather for 
the Saddle Horse Program as follows: 

Approved 
Horse Program Rates 

Horseback ride * 

Special child ride * 

Sunset ride(l-l/2hrs.) * 

Child lead burros/hr. * 

Private riding Inst. * 

Group Inst. Ride * 

Two hour ride * 

Hay ride - child $ 3.00 

- adult 5.00 

All day ride 30.00/8hrs. 

Breakfast ride 20.00/4hrs. 

Dinner ride 20.00/4hrs. 

Middle Fork Creek R1de 20.00/4hrs. 

*Lessee will continue to try to obtain Insurance for these programs. The 
Lessee will not be held in violation of the lease if these programs are not 
offered because of Inability to obtain Insurance. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

21 A CAMP MATHER 

SADDLE HORSE PROGRAM (Continued) 

Waiver of the Insurance requirements for burro rides for children provided 
an adult 1s present for said rides and provided further that a waiver 1s 
signed by the adult. 

Mr. Prlndle said there Is quite a bit of concern at the Camp concerning the 
horse rides and It has changed the atmosphere of the camp, especially the 
elimination of the burro rides. He recommended that the Commission allow 
Mr. Barnes to offer the burro ride for children provided an adult Is 
present, and to offer this ride without any Insurance (although Mr. Barnes 
would still be liable for any medical coverage or damages if somebody was 
Injured). 

General Manager Mary Burns explained one of the concerns is that the 
concessionaire can only obtain insurance for the longer rides which are 
more costly. This Is drastically changing the tenor of the camp. The 
small children, In particular, are disadvantaged by not being able to ride 
the burros. She noted that Commissioner Rodriguez felt If the burro ride 
program Is canceled, the animals will be sold and the burro ride program 
will never be offered again. She explained the Risk Manager has been 
advised of this concept and it was felt the risk 1s minimal in this case 
provided an adult leads the burro and a waiver is signed by the adult. 

Commissioner Meyer asked If the Commission has ever had a claim with this 
concessionaire and was advised none had ever been filed. Commissioner Mori 
felt uncomfortable about waiving the Insurance Issue. 

On motion of Commissioner, seconded by Commissioner Elckman, 
the following resolution was approved by the following vote: 

Ayes: 4 (Commissioners Elckman, Meyer, McAteer, Harris 
Noes: 2 (Commissioners Friend, MorD 
Absent 1 (Commissioner Rodriguez) 

RES. NO. 14418 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the waiver of the Insurance 

requirements for the burro rides for children at Camp Mather provided an 

adult Is present for said rides and provided further that a waiver Is 
signed by the adult. 

Commissioner Meyer asked that Mr. Prlndle to continue to work cooperatively 
with Mr. Barnes to see if the group medical insurance concept Is practical. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

22. INNOVATIVE DIRECTIONS, INC. 
APPROVAL OF CONTRACT 

Approval of Professional Services Contract to Innovative Directions, Inc., 
for $75,000 to develop automated Job Order and Zoological systems. 

Finance Director Ernest Prlndle explained this Item was before the Finance 
Committee and was a request for a professional services contract to develop 
two automated computer systems. He clarified the point that funding was 
coming from money budgeted for this fiscal year although the work will be 
performed In the next fiscal year. 

On recommendation of Finance Committee, and on motion 
of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori , 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14419 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the professional services contract 
to Innovative Directions, Inc., for $75,000 to develop two automated 
computer systems entitled: Job Order and Zoological Systems. 

23. SAN FRANCISCO ARTS AND ATHLETICS, INC. 
LIABILITY INSURANCE 

Approval of San Francisco Arts and Athletics, Inc.. to reduce liability 
Insurance coverage from $1,000,000 to $500,000 1n connection with the Gay 
Games II to be held on August 7-19, 1986. 

Finance Director Ernest Prlndle explained this was a request to reduce the 
standard Insurance coverage for Gay Games II from $1,000,000 to $500,000 as 
this was the only insurance coverage they could obtain. He further 
explained along with the decrease of insurance, a waiver will be signed by 
each of the participants 1n the events. Mr. Prlndle noted he had spoken to 
the Risk Manager regarding this Issue and he concurs with the insurance 
reduction. 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner 
Eickman, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14420 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves San Francisco Arts and Athletics, 
Inc., to reduce liability insurance coverage from $1,000,000 to $500,000 in 
connection with the Gay Games II to be held on August 7-19, 1986. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

24. SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS 

Approval of settlement of claims to: 

Robert Leet Vehicle Damage $1,119.00 

Michael G. Young Vehicle Damage 618.52 

Sanitary Fill Co. Property Damage 801.85 
California State Automobile 

Association Vehicle Damage 747.32 

Finance Director explained these claims were recommended by the City 
Attorney for approval . 

Commissioner Elckman noted that he was disturbed with the fact that all the 
claims arose from carelessness by employees of the department. General 
Manager Mary Burns explained the Department has Instituted a vehicle review 
committee to examine each accident. This committee will track these 
Incidents and Institute mandatory training of employees Involved 1n 
vehicular accidents. If there are repetitive occurrences, the penalties 
can be severe. Ms. Burns noted this procedure Is In the process of being 
Instituted. 

On motion of Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14421 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves settlement of claims to Robert Leet 
In the amount of $1,119.00, Michael G. Young 1n the amount of $618.52, 
Sanitary Fill Co., In the amount of $801.85, and California State 
Automobile Association In the amount of $747.32. 



25. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS 

On motion of Commissioner Friend, seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14422 

RESOLVED, That this Commission accepts the following gifts, valued at 
$12,886.50, to the Recreation and Park Department: 

a. From Ms. Marie Nogues, ten camellias shrubs valued at $400.00 each and 
one rhododendron valued at $400.00, total valued at $4,400.00, for 
Golden Gate Park. 

b. From Mr. Peter Mardyke of Bay Laurel Nursery, 429 rhododendrons valued 
at $3,646.50, for Golden Gate Park. 

c. From Mrs. Phyllis Rognler, one staghorn and one agave, valued at 
$300.00, for the Conservatory of Flowers. 

d. From Mr. Howard Blechman, one orchid plant, valued at $40.00. for the 
Conservatory of Flowers. 

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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

25. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS (Continued) 

e. From the Embarcadero Center, through Friends of Recreation and Parks, 
$2,000.00, for the Recreation and Park Department. 

f. From the United Tenderloin Community Fund, through Friends of 
Recreation and Parks, $2,500.00, for the Tenderloin Recreation 
Center's summer concerts in Boeddeker Park. 

26. COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS 

The following Commission Committee reports were submitted for the record: 

Mather, Arboretum, Conservatory Committee meeting of May 19, 1986. 

Recreation Committee meeting of May 28, 1986 

Parks and Planning Committee meeting of June 5, 1986 

Finance Committee meeting of June 6, 1986. 

Joint Zoo Committee meeting of April 8, 1986 

Parks and Planning Committee meeting of May 12, 1986 

27. ADJOURNMENT 

On motion of Commissioner Friend, the meeting was adjourned in honor of 
Richard and Rhoda Goldman who will be celebrating their 40th wedding 
anniversary on June 23, 1986. 

On motion of Commissioner Friend, the meeting was adjourned in memory of 
Sal Onorato. 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, the meeting was adjourned in memory of 
Thomas Lynch. 

On motion of Commissioner Eickman, the meeting was adjourned with best 
wishes for a speedy recovery to Kevin Shelley. 

There being no further business the 600th 
Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Park 
Commission was adjourned at 5:35 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 
/- //" / 

v -^Shauna Marie Rose 
Commission Secretary 



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July 17, 1986 



Dianne Feinstein, Mayor 



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601 ST REGULAR MEETING 
THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1986 - 2:00 P.M. 



The Six Hundred and First Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Park. Commission 
was called to order on Thursday, July 17, 1986, at 2:00 p.m. by Commissioner 
Amy Meyer. 



1 . ROLL CALL 

Present: 

Commissioner Eugene L. Friend, President (Noted Present at 2:10 p.m.) 

Commissioner Amy Meyer, Vice President 

Commissioner Keith Eickman 

Commissioner Tommy Harris 

Commissioner Frances McAteer 

Commissioner Jeffrey K.Mori 

Commissioner Fred A. Rodriguez 



2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Harris, t 
minutes of the Regular Meeting of June 19. 1986 and the Special Joint Open 
Space Meeting of June 12, 1986, were approved as Dresented! 

2:10 p.m. President Friend was noted present, Commi ss ione' - Me., e'' ;r:\e: *; 
Chair. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 

General Manager Mary Burns submitted the following report: 

" 1986-87 BUDGET 

The budget approved by the Board of Supervisors' Finance Committee for the 
Recreation and Park Department in fiscal year 86-87 is approximately $63.6 
million. This provides an increase of approximately 87.. over the past year 
and includes operating costs, capital improvements, and Open Space projects 
to begin this fiscal year. The budget allows us to make progress in the 
renovation of Kezar Stadium, to design and construct Boeddeker Recreation 
Center as a "Kid's Place" for use by school aged youth in the neighborhood, 
and to conduct an After school Playground/Gym Program at twelve selected 
sites in high need areas . 

The final position count was reduced from the current budget level of 906 
positions by four (902). Through the process of position substitution and 
elimination we were able to add six more needed Gardeners to the budget and 
the Zoo received three Animal Keepers and one Zoologist. It also funds 
vacation relief for gardening staff and supervisory staff for the Sheriff's 
Work Furlough Program. In the Finance Division a new position has been 
approved to begin a cost recovery analysis and to assist in financial 
management. 

The 1986-87 budget, as recommended by the Finance Committee, will be heard 
by the full Board of Supervisors on July 21. 

AFTER-SCHOOL PLAYGROUND PROGRAM 

The After-School Recreation Program began at Redding School Yard on 
June 13. The summer schedule is Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 
6:00 p.m. with an average daily attendance of 80 children, under the 
direction of Assistant Recreation Director Gilbert Chan. 

The activities include kickball, volleyball, four square, handball, tag and 
other games. There are board games available and checkers and chess are 
particularly popular. At the present time only outdoor facilities 
(including outdoor restrooms) are available. We are working with the School 
District now to make arrangements to use an indoor room in order to provide 
a summer lunch program and some crafts, etc. 

City outings have been made via Muni with average attendance of 30 children 
to the Aquarium, Children's Playground - Golden Gate Park, Baker's Beach, 
Mountain Lake Park, and the Zoo. On July 11, the group traveled via Bart 
and SamTrans to Moss Beach in San Mateo County for their first out-of-city 
trip. 

Redding School is off to an excellent start and the Director, Gilbert Chan, 
is setting a fine example of how to operate an after school playground site. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

AFTER-SCHOOL PLAYGROUND PROGRAM (Continued) 

In addition, an Advisory Committee on the program, chaired by Commissioner 
Mori, has met and selected additional sites for the remainder of the 
program. In most cases the site administrators who must approve the use 
are on vacation during the month of July. As soon as approval is secured 
we will begin operating at the remainder of the sites with the full program 
to be in operation by the time school starts in September. 

GOLDEN MONKEY EXHIBIT 

The Golden Monkey exhibit at the Zoo opened to the public on July 3. The 
opening was well attended and the exhibit is very popular. Zoo attendance 
for the Fourth of July weekend was 14% above that of last year. The Golden 
Monkeys are displayed in the Primate Discovery Center where their pale blue 
faces and golden coats contrast strongly against the bright greens of the 
living plants within their enclosure. These beautiful animals will remain 
on exhibit through September. 



PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT TO EXTEND OPEN SPACE PROGRAM 




The Open Space Advisory Committee held a meeting last night to discuss the 
proposed changes and will recommend some amendments about percentages in 
funding categories. Copies of the amendment as heard at Rules Committee 
are avai lable. 

APPROVAL OF FOOD PRICES FOR LUXURY BOXES 

The first Forty-Niner pre-season game is scheduled to be played at 
Candlestick on August 10. The matter of prices for food to be catered to 
the new luxury boxes has yet to be reviewed by the Commission. Proposed 
prices should be forthcoming on Monday. I would recommend that the full 
Commission authorize the Finance Committee to review and approve the prices 
before the August 10 game. Those prices could then be ratified at the next 
regular meeting of the full Commission. 

Commissioner McAteer made a motion to authorize the Finance 
Committee to review and approve the food prices for the 
luxury boxes at Candlestick Park prior to August 10, 1986. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

NEW STREET TREE ORDINANCE 

There is currently pending before the Board of Supervisors a new Street 
Tree Ordinance. Briefly, this ordinance will place under the authority of 
the Department of Public Works street trees on properties owned by Public 
Works, median strips, and eventually trees owned by private individuals. 
The ordinance also calls for an advisory group, one member of which shall 
be an employee of the Recreation and Park Department. The ordinance, as 
amended, no longer affects trees on park property. 

RECREATION DIVISION 

The Recreation Program Committee is scheduled to meet on July 23 at Joseph 
Lee Recreation Center, Oakdale and Mendell Streets. The meeting will 
include a tour of the facilities at Joseph Lee, Milton Meyer Center and 
Hunters Point Gym, and a meeting with staff and community leaders. There 
will be a discussion of how to improve services and get community support 
for a general clean-up of the front of the building, similar to the recent 
campaign at Ocean View. 

The Recreation Division's summer program is now in full swing and the 
Workreation program began on July 1, with 200 high school students hired tc 
work throughout the department for nine weeks. The Friends of the Park 
Field Day is scheduled for August 1 at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park. 
This annual children's event will feature varied activities throughout the 
day and free rides on the Carrousel. Included in your packets are more 
detailed reports on Recreation Division activities. 

EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION COMMITTEE 

The recently formed Employee Recognition Committee had its first meeting 
last week and included employee representatives from all of the 
department's divisions. A number of good ideas were presented as 
suggestions for recognizing and rewarding outstanding performance by 
employees, as well as department-wide participation in special events. The 
first event being planned is an employee picnic to be held at the end of 
September. 

STRYBING ARBORETUM 

The Art Of Strybing Arboretum Plants, an exhibit of works by Lynette R. 
Cook and Mayumi Mori is on display now through August 31 at the Helen 
Crocker Russell Library. 

The Strybing Arboretum Society recently received $40,000 from the Estate of 
Mrs. Lurline Matson Roth. The gift was designated to be used as an 
endowment for the Library. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

COIT TONER MURAL RESTORATION 

The Department was recently advised that a grant in the amount of $50,000 
had been awarded from the Historic Preservation Component of the California 
Park and Recreational Facilities Act of 1984, as approved in the 1986-87 
state budget. These funds will be used for the mural restoration project 
at Coi t Tower. 



SAN FRANCISCO MARATHON 

The Tenth Annual San Francisco Marathon will take place on Sunday, 

July 20. Proceeds from the event will benefit the San Francisco Special 

Olympics. This year's race will be run on a new course, starting at the 

Legion of Honor, through Golden Gate Park on Kennedy Drive, looping through 

various neighborhood parks, the Embarcadero, and ending at Civic Center 

Plaza. 



DATES TO REMEMBER : 

Wednesday, July 23 

Thursday, July 31 
Friday, August 1 

Friday, August 1 



CONSENT CALENDAR 



Recreation Program Committee at Joseph 
Lee Rec. Center, 3:00 p.m. 
Parks & Planning Committee, 9:00 a.m. 
Friends Field Day, Children's 
Playground, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Bill Gray Retirement Dinner, Saint 
Francis Yacht Club, 7:00 p.m." 



Except as noted, all matters on the Consent Calendar were considered to be 
routine and acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. 

Commissioner Rodriguez questioned the procedures followed for emergency 
work and inquired as to the bid procedures utilized. General Manager Mary 
Burns explained that the bid process for emergency work requires two bids. 
He also asked about the delay in the award of contract for Silver Terrace. 
Mr. Von Hungengroth of the Bureau of Architecture explained the architect 
who bid on the project was not aware of the insurance requirement for the 
project. 

On motion of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, 
ratification of the following resolutions, which were processed under 
Resolution No. 13572, were approved: 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

4. CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 

a. TEMPORARY PERSONNEL REQUISITIONS 
SUSPENSIONS AND TERMINATIONS 

RES. NO. 1442 



RESOLVED, That all Temporary Requisitions represented by numbers 
T60008 through T60011 during the period June 9, 1986 through July 3, 
1986 are approved and all suspensions and terminations are also 
approved. 



b. EMERGENCY REPAIRS 

WORK AUTHORIZED BY THE GENERAL MANAGER 



RES. NO. 14424 



RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies approval of emergency repairs 
and/or reconditioning authorized by the General Manager, processed 
under Resolution No. 13570, to permit the continuance of operations or 
to safeguard life or property. 

Location Vendor Amount 



Candlestick Honeywell, Inc. $ 7,750.0 

Candlestick All-State Electric, Inc. 9,565.0 

San Francisco Zoo Anchor Fence Division 14,868.0 

Hunter's Point Gymnasium H.Y. .FLoor & Painting Co. 6,900.0 

RESOLVED, That This Commission ratifies the following transactions 
authorized by Department staff under Recreation and Park Department 
Resolution No. 13572 providing for the continuous and uninterrupted 
operation of the Department: 

c. SILVER TERRACE 

CONTRACT MODIFICATION 

RES. NO. 14425 

RESOLVED, That ratification of contract modification to Design 
Resources, the Consultant Architect, in the amount of $3,000.00 is 
approved. 



CANDLESTICK PARK RENOVATIONS PHASE IIA 
AWARD OF CONTRACT 



RES. NO. 14426 



RESOLVED, That approval of contract to Nibbi-Lowe in the amount of 
$992,147.00, is approved. 



COIT TOWER RESTORATION 
CONTRACT MODIFICATION 



RES. NO. 14427 



RESOLVED, That approval of contract modification to Technical Roof 
Systems for additional vibration tests in the amount of $627.00, is 
approved . 

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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
4. CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 



f. PIONEER LOG CABIN 
AWARD OF CONTRACT 

RES. NO. 14428 

RESOLVED, That approval of contract to Page, Anderson and Turnbul 1 for 
a program study in the amount of $8,000.00, is approved. 



GENERAL CALENDAR 



5. RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION 
AMENDMENT TO RULES 

Amendment of the Rules of the Recreation and Park Commission regarding the 
recess of the Commission for the month of August. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained the Rules of the Commission provide 
for a recess during the month of August. She noted at last month's meeting 
it was determined that due to the amount of business the department 
anticipates, it would be helpful to meet in the month of August rather than 
to recess. 

Commissioner Harris pointed out that some of the Commissioners had made 
commitments in August and thought it would be advisable to poll the members 
of the Commission to see who would be available for an August meeting. It 
was determined that five members would be available. 

Commissioner Friend suggested that staff should determine the number of 
items which will be ready for an August meeting and recommend to the 
Commission the need for such a meeting. Recommendation should be made two 
weeks prior to the proposed August meeting. 

On motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Harris, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14429 

RESOLVED, That this Commission amends the rules of the Recreation and Park 
Commission to hold meetings in August unless staff decides it is not 
necessary to meet in the month of August. Notification of the intention to 
recess must be made two weeks prior to the proposed meeting date. 

APPROVED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE: 

Ayes: 6 (Commissioner Friend, Eickman, Harris, Meyer, Mori, Rodriguez' 

Noes: 1 (Commissioner McAteer) 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

6. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
ANIMAL TRANSACTIONS 

Approval of the following animal transactions for the San Francisco 
Zoological Gardens: 

Head Animal Keeper Joe Rusk of the Zoo explained the animal transactions. 
He noted that the wallaroo transaction was necessary to continue the 
breeding program. He also explained a mate was needed for the tree shrew, 
and that most of the animals being sold were considered surplus. 

On recommendation of the Head Animal Keeper, and on motion of Commissioner 
McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14430 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the following animal transactions 
for the San Francisco Zoological Gardens: 

PURCHASED FROM: Perth Zoo 

20 La Bouchere Road 

South Perth, Western Australia 

Austral ia 

Two (2) female and one (1) male Antilopine Kangaroos, valued at $1,500 

the group. 

Two (2) female Eastern Wallaroos, valued at $500.00 the pair. 

Total Purchase Price $2,130.00 

Payment to be made from the Animal Purchase and Exchange 

Fund. 

PURCHASED FROM: Audubon Park and Zoo 

P. 0. Box 4327 
New Orleans, LA 70158 

One (1) Male Tree Shrew, valued at $100.00. 
Total Purchase Price $106.50 

Payment to be made from the Animal Purchase and Exchange 
Fund. 

SOLD TO: Marine World-Africa USA 

1000 Fairgrounds Road 
Vallejo, CA 94590 
USDA #93-C-21 

One (1) female Reeve's Muntjac, valued at $400.00. 
One (1) male Springhaas, valued at $400.00 and 
One (1) male Jungle cat, valued at $100.00. 

Total Sale Price of $900.00. 

Payment to be made to the Animal Purchase Account. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

6. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
ANIMAL TRANSACTIONS (Continued) 

SOLD TO: International Animal Exchange 

130 E. Nine Mile Road 
Ferndale, MI 48220 
USDA #34-BD-48 

One (1) female Hippopotamus, valued at $400.00 and 
One (1) male Mandrill, valued at $100.00. 

Total Sale Price of $500.00 

Payment to be made to the Animal Purchase Account. 

SOLD TO: Rick Rundel 

19235 Carriger Road 
Sonoma, CA 95403 
USDA #93-6-81 

Seven (7) Emu valued at $100.00 each. 
Total Sale Price of $700.00. 
Payment to be made to Animal Purchase Account. 

SOLD TO: Jurgen Schulz 

RD #1 Box 92 
Catskill , NY 12414 
USDA #A-21-FX 

One (1) male and one (1) female Asiatic Waterbuffalo, valued at 
$2,000.00 the pair. 

Payment to be made to the Animal Purchase Account. 

2:40 p.m. - Commissioner Friend assumed the Chair. 

7. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
MASTER PLAN - "ZOO 2000" 

Presentation of the Zoo Master Plan entitled "Zoo 2000". 

The Commission directed that this item be calendared at a future date due 
to the absences of the Zoo Director and representatives from the San 
Francisco Zoological Society. 

8. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
REMOVAL OF CONSTRUCTION ON ZOO PROPERTY 

Approval to destroy the roadway and concrete slab on zoo property built by 
the Clean Water Program with the understanding that said property will be 
restored to its original configuration by the Clean Water Program. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

8. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 

REMOVAL OF CONSTRUCTION ON ZOO PROPERTY (Continued) 

Park. Planner Deborah Learner explained this item was brought before the Zoc 
Committee and calls for the removal of a concrete slab and detour roadway 
constructed for the Clean Water Program. She further explained the Clean 
Water Program will restore the original Great Highway road. 

On recommendation of the Joint Zoo Committee, and on motion of 
Commissioner Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 1443' 



RESOLVED, That this Commission gives approval to destroy the roadway and 
concrete slab on zoo property built by the Clean Water Program with the 
understanding that said property will be restored to its original 
configuration by the Clean Water Program. 

9. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
PLAZA CAFE 
FOOD AND BEVERAGE ITEMS 

Approval of the following new food items for the Plaza Cafe at the San 
Francisco Zoo. 

Salsa Burger: 1/4 beef with sauce $2.75 

French Fries: natural skin on 1.25 

Onion Rings 1 . 50 

Pork Bun 1.10 

Fried Won Ton 1 . 95 

Softie Cone (reintroduced here only) 1.00 

Pizza: Cheeze, large slice 1.75 

Pizza: Deluxe Combo(pepperoni /mushroom/ 2.00 
tomato/zucchi ni 

The Commission directed that this item be removed from the calendar. 



10. MCLAREN PARK 

PROPOSED LAND EXCHANGE 

Consideration of proposed land exchange at McLaren Park. 

The Commission directed that this item be recalendared for next month's 
meeting 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

11 . INDIA BASIN 

ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY 

Approval of acquisition of property along the eastern shoreline (Galvez 
Bay) Block 4622, lots 17 & 18. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained this item had been before the 
Commission in May and was referred to the Parks and Planning Committee for 
a rehearing. She distributed literature which included a chronology of the 
permit process and shoreline open space acquisition. A slide show 
presentation was made to the Commission which depicted the property in 
question. Ms. Learner explained that public housing is in the close 
vicinity of the proposed property and is adjacent to the shoreline strip. 

Mr. Bernard Slomovitz representing one of the owners of the property, 
explained he had been working with the Bay Conservation and Development 
Commission (BCDC) in an effort to maintain the 100 foot wide ban line that 
cuts across one corner of the property. He stated he had agreed to make 
improvements to the property and would build access to the 100 foot 
right-of-way and that BCDC had approved of this proposal. He also 
explained in November of 1985 he met with the Department of Public Works 
where he gained approval to change the official grades to develop the 
property. Mr. Slomovitz was not aware of Recreation and Park Department's 
interest in the property and was never notified of its desire when he had 
his hearing to change the official grades. In January of 1986, he was. 
notified by Mr. Steve Shotland of the Department of City Planning of the 
Recreation and Park's interest in the property. He summarized by saying 
although he had made a mistake by not checking the zoning codes and general 
plans for this property, it was his belief the Recreation and Park 
Department erred by failure to notify him of its intention. 

Robert Nurisso, owner of 200 Jennings Street, explained his property is 
one-half block from the project and it was his feeling that people do not 
use the property in question. He stated he had observed people using 
another area at the pier inlet on the north side. He reiterated the point 
that the lots being discussed are not heavily used by the public. 

Commissioner Meyer felt if the area was enhanced and made attractive with 
greenery people would use the area. She also noted the property provides 
an attractive view. 

Thomas A. Stone explained that he has a keen interest in the development of 
the lots in question because it will affect his property which is located 
nearby. He discussed the possibility of the department or a developer 
acquiring his property and the value of this acquisition. A lengthy 
discussion ensued about Mr. Stone's statement of acquisition. Assistant 
Planning Director George Williams explained the procedure followed by City 
Planning when property is designated for future possible acquisition. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

11. INDIA BASIN 

ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY (Continued) 

Commissioner Meyer said she visualized the area as being able to serve man^ 
needs, including the possible development of a recreational facility to 
serve the population anticipated to use this area. She explained she felt 
the city's bayshore line is an immensely important resource. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained the draft Open Space element of the 

Master Plan emphasizes shore-line access and the eastern shoreline is very 

important to the City because one has access to the water line. She noted 

the favorable weather in this area, wildlife habitat, etc. She felt the 
point made that nobody will use the area is not a valid one because 

presently there is nothing to use. She looked at the area as a city wide 
resource, not just a neighborhood park. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee, and on motion of 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14432 



RESOLVED, That this Commission approves acquisition of the property along 
the eastern shoreline (Galvez Bay), Block 4622, lots 17 and 18. 

APPROVED BY. THE FOLLOWING VOTE: 

Ayes: 6 (Commissioners Friend, Meyer, Eickman, McA'teer, Mori, Rodriguez) 

Noes: 1 (Commissioner Harris) 



3:50 p.m. 
the Chair. 



Commissioner Friend left meeting room, Commissioner Meyer assumed 



4:05 p.m. Commissioner Friend returned to meeting Room, Commissioner Meyer 
continued to Chair. 

12. SHARP PARK 
ARCHERY RANGE 

Approval of plans for a storage facility for the Archery Range at Sharp 
Park. 

Superintendent of Parks Barney Barron explained this item came before the 
Parks and Planning Committee to approve a new facility at Sharp Park for ar 
archery range. He further explained the facility will be used as a storage 
shed to hold some fairly substantial, expensive targets and, at the same 
time, serve as an indoor range during the winter months. He noted the 
Commission's approval is contingent upon receiving proper endorsement from 
the Art Commission and meeting building code requirements. He also stated 
that, additionally, before construction begins, the Recreation and Park 
Department and the San Francisco Archers will enter into a lease to protect 
the interests of both parties. Mr. Barron showed a rendering of the 
proposed facility to the Commission. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

12. SHARP PARK 

ARCHERY RANGE (Continued) 

Commissioner Meyer expressed some concern as she thought the proposal was 
to build an extension to the present facility. Commissioner Eickman 
explained the request was for an additional building. 

Evan Neeth of the San Francisco Archers explained his organization was a 
non profit corporation that had maintained the archery range facility at 
Sharp Park for the past 39 years. He said the building will be financed 
through private funds and they are aware of the fact that when the building 
is constructed it will become city property. He also explained they hope 
to make the building accessible for the handicapped , use it for club 
activities, and an indoor facility since there are no such facilities in 
the nearby area. He urged the Commission to approve the request. 

Dale Lee of the San Francisco Archers pointed out the targets used for 
archery are quite large, some as tall as 15-20 feet, which is why the 
building is so large. Ms. Lee asked the Commission to approve the facility. 

Ms. Serafini of the San Francisco Archers explained the club has grown by 
100 members within the last year and they are trying to expand activities 
to other groups such as Cub Scouts to broaden the sport of archery. Ms. 
Serafini felt the facility would assist the goals of their organization. 

Commissioner Eickman explained the location of the proposed facility is an 
under-utilized area of Sharp Park. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14433 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves plans for a storage facility for 
the Archery Range at Sharp Park. 

13. GREAT HIGHWAY SEAWALL 
FINAL PLANS 

Approval of final plans for the Great Highway Seawall. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained the item before the Commission was 
the final plans for the Great Highway Seawall. She introduced Ms. Sara 
Pickus of the Clean Water Program who was present to show the designs. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

13. GREAT HIGHWAY SEAWALL 
FINAL PLANS (Continued) 

Ms. Pickus showed an artist's rendering for the Great Highway which 
provides for a planted park area and recreation trail with at-grade 
crossings that are signalized. She explained the seawall was essential to 
protect the roadway from blowing sand and erosion. She noted the seawall 
and seawall promenade will be located in the high erosion area between 
Noriega and Santiago Street. Dune grass will be planted north and south of 
the seawall to protect the roadway. She clarified the point that the 
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) legislation does not allow the 
Clean Water Program to build any of the seawall on their property. Hence, 
the seawall, promenade, park and roadway were confined to the Great 
Highway. She said the the roadway has been and will be maintained by the 
Department of Public Works, as will the seawall, but Recreation and Park 
Department will be responsible for the maintenance of the dune grass areas. 

Commissioner Mori inquired about the projected life of the seawall and Ms. 
Pickus estimated 75-100 years. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14434 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the final plans for the Great 
Highway Seawal 1 . 

14. PIONEER PARK 
312 FILBERT 
TEMPORARY PERMIT 

Approval of temporary permit to use park property during construction at 
Pioneer Park, 312 Filbert Street. 

Assistant General Manager for Administration Phil Arnold explained this 
item was for approval of a developer's request to eliminate a pathway that 
is park property in order to construct a home. He further explained the 
department had many concerns about destroying this path. Mr. Arnold 
explained the developers have agreed to build a stairway for the period of 
construction; provide and maintain exterior lighting along side the new 
residence. Because there are concerns about the of construction on park 
property, the developers have agreed to obtain a permit, construct an 
erosion control barrier wall approximately 3 feet high, construct a 3 foot 
retaining wall. The developers have notified the residents along the path 
of the length and inconvenience of the construction. The Department has 
asked for a certificate of deposit which would guarantee the pathway would 
be restored to its current condition. Upon the advice of the City 
Attorney, the department has asked the owners to incur the City's legal 
fees should litigation arise from this project. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

14. PIONEER PARK 
312 FILBERT 

TEMPORARY PERMIT (Continued) 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14435 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the temporary permit to use park 
property during construction at Pioneer Park, 312 Filbert Street. 

15. MIDTOWN TERRACE 
REHABILITATION PLANS 

Approval of rehabilitation plans at Midtown Terrace. 

Tim Lillyquist explained the location of Midtown Terrace on the west side 
of Twin Peaks, on Clarendon Street. He said funding was made available 
through the 1983-84 Open Space Program in the amount of $100,000, to 
renovate the children's play area adjacent to the clubhouse. He introduced 
Mr. Ed Jane 1 1 i from the Department of Public Works to present the plans. 

Mr. Jane 1 1 i explained that the rehabilitation was to expand the existing 

play facility to attract a broader age group. He explained plans to cut 

into the hillside to build a stairway and provide access for a slide, 

terrace and deck area. He described the feature of an existing tree and 

plans to give children the sense of a treehouse, with tire and rope swing. 

RES. NO. 14436 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves rehabilitation plans at Midtown 
Terrace. 



16. COLERIDGE STREET PARK 
APPROVAL OF PLANS 

Approval of plans at Coleridge Street Park. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained this item was before the Parks and 
Planning Committee to approve plans for Coleridge Street Park. She said 
two public meetings were held to develop a design for Coleridge Street 
Park. She introduced Ms. Cheryl Blim of the 8ureau of Engineering to 
explai n the des i gn . 

Ms Blim presented the design for Coleridge Street Park, located in Bernal 
Heights, which features developing the area into a view park as it 
overlooks Twin Peaks and to provide seating for viewing. She explained the 
development includes a sand play area for small children, street trees and 
renovation of the sidewalk. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



16. COLERIDGE STREET PARK 
APPROVAL OF- PLANS (Continued) 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14 43 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves plans at Coleridge Street Park. 

17. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
CONSERVATORY ROSE HOUSE 
RESTORATION PLANS 

Approval of restoration plans for Golden Gate Park Conservatory Rose House. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained this item was heard before the Parks 
and Planning Committee and was to restore the Conservatory Rose House. She 
said the objective is to restore the rose house to its original design. 
She noted the body of the rose house will be of metal but the detailing 
will be constructed of wood to recreate its original appearance. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Friend, seconded by Commissioner Harris, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14438 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves restoration plans at the 
Conservatory Rose House, Golden Gate Park. 

18. MISSION DOLORES FIELDHOUSE 
RENOVATION PLANS 

Approval of renovation plans at Mission Dolores Fieldhouse. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained this item was heard before the Parks 
and Planning Committee and calls for minor rehabilitation work in the 
interior of the building including improvements to the restroom facilities. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Friend, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14439 

RESOLVED, Tha^ this Commission approves renovation plans at Mission Dolores 
Fieldhouse. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

19. PALACE OF FINE ARTS 
USE OF STORAGE BAYS 

Approval of the request of the Exp 1 orator i urn to utilize additional storage 
bays in rotunda of the Palace of Fine Arts. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained there are storage bays filled with 
molds used for the restoration of the Palace of Fine Arts and that the 
Exploratorium has requested the molds be removed so they may use these 
storage areas. Ms. Burns- noted that Christina Orth of the Exploratorium 
had obtained approval from the Art Commission to remove the molds 
contingent on the fact that the Exploratorium follow the procedures for 
disposal of surplus city property. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Friend, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. U44Q 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the request of the Exploratorium to 
utilize additional storage bays in rotunda of the Palace of Fine Arts. 

20. BUSH STREET MINI-PARK 
30 DAY REVOCABLE PERMIT 

Appeal of denial of the request of the property owner adjacent to the Bush 
Street Mini-Park for a 30 day revocable permit for emergency fire access. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained this item was a request of property 
owner Richard Holtzman who lives on Sutter Street. She explained his 
property abuts park property and his request was for an emergency fire 
access. She noted this item was reviewed by the City Attorney and the Real 
Estate Department and both departments advised the Commission not to grant 
the permit. The Parks and Planning Committee denied his request and Mr. 
Holtzman was appealing the Committee's decision. Ms. Learner explained the 
view of the Department is that it would set a dangerous precedent of 
adjoining park land and, in addition, would be unwise as it would create an 
easement on the park property. 

Mr. Richard Holtzman explained because the way his property is situated 
there are no alternatives for him. He said he had talked to the Fire 
Department and other city agencies in an effort to obtain an emergen 
access and was unsuccessful. He was appealing to the Commission in the 
hope they would understand his need for emergency fire access. 

Commissioner Meyer explained the Commission was sympathetic to his concerns 
but they must follow the advice of the City Attorney and Real Estate 
Department. She emphasized the setting of a precedent is an issue that 
cannot be ignored. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



20. BUSH STREET MINI-PARK 

30 DAY REVOCABLE PERMIT (Continued) 

President Friend explained the City Attorney felt this could set a 
precedent and on the basis of this recommendation the Commission must deny 
the appeal. A lengthy discussion ensued on the appropriate body and/or 
agency Mr. Holtzman should seek advice. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Friend, seconded by Commissioner Harris, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 1444? 



RESOLVED, That this Commission denies the appeal of the property owner 
adjacent to the Bush Street Mini-Park for a 30 day revocable permit for 
emergency fire access. 






4:25 p.m. Commissioner Friend assumed the Chair 



21 . KEZAR PARKING LOT 
RATE ADJUSTMENT 

Approval of adjustment of. Residential Parking and Senior/Handicapped rates 
at Kezar Parking Lot. 

Robin Burgstahler explained this item was a rate adjustment that is a 
result of a number of meetings with community members. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14442 

RESOLVED, That this Commission Approves the adjustment of Residential 
Parking and Senior/Handicapped rates at Kezar Parking Lot as follows: 

Approved 

Resident Permit $35 

Senior/Handicapped Permit $10 

Above rates, plus those approved on May 15, 1986, Commission Meeting, to be 
effective with award of lease, which is anticipated to be September 1, 1986 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

22. KEZAR PARKING LOT 
APPROVAL OF LEASE 

Approval of rejection of the bid protest of Golden Gate Parking Company and 
award of lease to City Parking Company for Kezar Parking Lot. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained the rate adjustment for the Kezar 
Parking Lot impacts the approval of the lease. She said the City Attorney 
has advised because the rates were modified it is proposed that all bids be 
rejected as the revenue picture is now different from those published in 
the bids. 

Attorney Bill McDonnell explained his client (City Parking Company) was the 
successful bidder prior to the changing of the parking rates and his 
understanding was that there was not a requirement to go out to bid again. 
He further noted the rates have been modified twice and his client has been 
successful in both bid processes. He was concerned about the recent 
notification and the possibility of another bid procedure. Mr. McDonnell 
also raised the fact the Human Rights Commission has certified his client 
as a minority-owned business. 

A discussion ensued on the procedures of proper notification and the issue 
of whether the prospective bidder was notified of these proceedings. There 
was also discussion of the terms of negotiated bid process versus a bid 
process and the legal problems that could occur from others who bid for the 
lot on the basis of the old rates versus these new rates. 

On motion of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, this item 
was referred back to the Finance Committee. 



23. KEZAR PARKING LOT 
PARK CODE AMENDMENT 

Approval of amendment to Park Code to authorize the towing of disabled 
vehicles and prohibiting oversized vehicles from parking in the Kezar 
. Parking Lot. 

Robin Burgstahler explained this item is to amend the Park Code to prohibit 
oversized and disabled vehicles from parking in the Kezar Parking Lot. She 
felt this amendment would strengthen and enable the operator to manage the 
lot in a more efficient manner. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Mori, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the following resolution was 

adopted: 

RES. NO. 1 4443 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the amendment to Park Code to 
authorize the towing of disabled vehicles and prohibiting oversized 
vehicles from parking in the Kezar Parking Lot. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



24. SAINT MARY'S HOSPITAL 
REVOCATION OF PERMIT 
KEZAR PARKING LOT 

Approval of revocation of permit with Saint Mary's Hospital for rental of 
104 spaces at Kezar Parking Lot, effective with approval of lease. 

Robin Burgstahler explained this item is to revoke the permit with Saint 
Mary's Hospital when the Kezar Parking Lot lease is approved. She said th 
hospital understands the lot is in the process of being taken over by a ne 
operator and that when this action takes place, their month to month 
agreement wi 1 1 expire. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 1444' 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the revocation of permit with Sainl 
Mary's Hospital for rental of 104 spaces at Kezar Parking Lot, effective 
with approval of lease. 

25. SAINT MARY'S SQUARE GARAGE 
METROPOLITAN PARKING CORPORATION 
LEASE AMENDMENT 

Approval of lease amendment for Metropolitan Parking Corporation at Saint 
Mary's Square Garage to acknowledge existing hours of the self-park 
operation, correct typographical error and insert rent credit clause. 

Robin Burgstahler explained this item modifies the Saint Mary's Square 
Garage lease to provide certain maintenance requirements and spell out the 
hours of the self-park operation. 

Commissioner Rodriguez was unclear which city agency has authority for the 
garage and Ms. Burns explained the department has joint ownership along 
with the Parking Authority. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Eickman, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 1444? 

RESOLVED, Thrat this Commission approves the lease amendment for 
Metropolitan Parking Corporation at Saint Mary's Square Garage to 
acknowledge existing hours of the self-park operation, correct 
typographical error and insert rent credit clause, subject to technical 
adjustments by the City Attorney. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



26. GOLDEN GATE PARK SENIOR CENTER 
LEROY VANE BEQUEST 

Approval of expenditure not to exceed $25,000 for repair of Golden Gate 
Park Senior Center roof. 

Assistant General Manager for Administration Phil Arnold explained this 
item was to approve $25,000 to repair the Golden Gate Park. Senior Center 
roof. He noted the bequest of Leroy Vane can only be used for the 
erection, rehabilitation, or construction of buildings for the senior 
citizens of San Francisco. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Mori, seconded by Commissioner Harris, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14446 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the expenditure not to exceed 
$25,000 for repair of Golden Gate Park Senior Center roof. 

27. PON AND HOM CONCESSIONAIRES 
ADJUSTMENT IN PRICES 
VARIOUS LOCATIONS 

Approval to increase food and beverage prices by Pon and Horn 
Concessionaires at various locations. 

Assistant Finance Director Robert Mansi explained the Finance Committee 
approved the food and beverage increases except for the price of the hotdog 
which was increased to $1.35 in order to keep the price in line with the 
prices charged at other facilities. 

Commissioner Eickman expressed concern because he felt the comparison sheet 
provided by the Finance Division showed a discrepancy in the dollar amount 
being charged at various locations for the price of the hot dog item. A 
discussion ensued regarding pricing of the hot dog item. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Mori, seconded by Commissioner Harris, the following resolution was adopted: 

APPROVED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE: 

Ayes 4 (Commissioners Friend, Harris, Mori, Rodriguez) 
Noes 3 (Commissioners Eickman, McAteer, Meyer) 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

27. PON AND HOM CONCESSIONAIRES 
ADJUSTMENT IN PRICES 
VARIOUS LOCATIONS (Continued) 

RES. NO. 14447 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the increase of food and beverage 
prices by Pon and Horn Concessionaires at various locations, as follows: 

Approved 

Hot Dogs $1 .35 

Polish Sausages 2.50 

Ham and Cheese Sandwich 2.40 

Soft Drinks, 12 oz. .75 

Ice Cream Bars .80 

Popcorn, pink and caramel .80 

Peanuts, 2 oz. bag .80 

Coffee, Tea .60 

Hot Chocolate .70 

At Children's Playground 

Approved 

Icee, 9 oz. $ .75 

Icee, 14 oz. .95 

At Marina Green 

Approved 

Hamburger, 1/4 lb. $2.50 

28. GENERAL PERSHING STATUE 
HERZSTEIN BEQUEST 

Approval of $4,000 expenditure for restoration of General Pershing Statue 
in Golden Gate Park with the understanding the work is to be supervised by 
the Art Commi ssion. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Mori, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14448 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the $4,000 expenditure for 
restoration of General Pershing Statue in Golden Gate Park with the 
understanding the work is to be supervised by the Art Commission. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

29. CAMP MATHER 

DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY 

Consideration of declaration of emergency to rehabilitate the Camp Mather 
swimmi ng pool . 

General Manager Mary Burns explained it was necessary to rehabilitate the 
swimming pool at Camp Mather in order to comply with health standards. She 
also explained the funding procedure for the rehabilitation of the pool. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Mori, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14449 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the declaration of emergency to 
rehabilitate the Camp Mather swimming pool. 

29A CANDLESTICK PARK 

EXCHANGE OF STORAGE SPACE 

Consideration of a request to exchange storage space at Candlestick Park 
between the San Francisco Giants and the Recreation and Park Department. 

Superintendent of Parks Barney Barron explained a request was made by the 
San Francisco Giants to exchange space at Candlestick Park. He further 
explained under the terms of their lease the Giants are afforded certain 
space at Candlestick Park. The request before the Commission was to trade 
space with the Department. He noted when the exchange is made the space 
previously occupied by the Giants will then be remodeled into office space 
to be rented by the 49ers . 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Mori, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution was 

adopted: 

RES. NO. 14450 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the request to exchange storage 
space at'candlestick Park between the San Francisco Giants and the 
Recreation and Park Department. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

30. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS 

On motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14451 

RESOLVED, That this Commission accepts the following gifts, valued at 
$3,950.00, to the Recreation and Park Department: 

a. From Montgomery Securities, through Friends of Recreation and Parks, 
$200.00, for enhancement of park system. 

b. From St. Anthony's Foundation, through Friends of Recreation and 
Parks, $1,000.00, for the Tenderloin Recreation Center's summer 
concerts in Boeddeker Park. 

c. From Jane Otto, one oriental rug, valued at $2,000.00, for General 
Manager's Office, McLaren Lodge. 

d. From Shaffer's Tropical Gardens, Inc., one Platycerium grande, 
valued at $750.00, for the Conservatory of Flowers. 

31. COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS 

The following Commission Committee reports were submitted for the record: 

Recreation Committee Meeting of June 11, 1986 

Joint Zoo Committee Meeting of June 16, 1986 

Candlestick Committee Meeting of June 20, 1986 

Parks and Planning Committee Meeting of June 25, 1986 

Mather, Arboretum, Conservatory Committee Meeting of July 3, 1986 

Finance Committee Meeting of July 11, 1986 

32. ADJOURNMENT 

On motion of Commissioner Friend, the meeting was adjourned in honor of 
Carol Shorenstein on the occasion of her wedding on June 21, 1986 to Dr. 
Jeffrey Hays. 

On motion of Commissioner Harris, the meeting was adjourned in honor of 
Senator Milton Marks and his wife Caroline on the occasion of their 31st 
wedding anniversary on August 14, 1986. 

There being no further business the 
601 st Regular Meeting of the Recreation 
and Park Commission was adjourned at 
5:30 p^m. 




Commission Secretary 



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San Francisco, California 
August 21 , 1986 



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Dianne Feinstein, Mayor 
RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION DOCUMENT 

SEP 15^986 

SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC Ub*A«v 



MINUTES 



602ND REGULAR MEETING 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1986 - 2:00 P.M. 



The Six Hundred and Second Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Park 
Commission was called to order on Thursday, August 21, 1986, at 2:00 p.m. 
Commissioner Eugene L. Friend. 



by 



1 . ROLL CALL 



Present: 

Commissioner Eugene L. Friend, President 
Commissioner Amy Meyer, Vice President 
Commissioner Keith Eickman 
Commissioner Tommy Harris 
Commissioner Jeffrey K.Mori 
Commissioner Fred A. Rodriguez 

Absent: 

Commissioner Frances McAteer 



2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Eickman. the 
minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 17, 1986, were approved as presented 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 

General Manager Mary Burns submitted the following report: 

" NEW PERSONNEL APPOINTMENT 

I would like to introduce and welcome Carol Leonard who will be starting 
work on Monday, August 25, 1986 .as the new Marina Manager. Carol was 
previously employed as the Assistant Harbormaster for Coyote Point Marina 
since 1982 and worked for our department prior to 1982 as an Assistant 
Marina Manager. 

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION FORM 

At the last Regular meeting the Commission expressed concern about the 
issue of public notification for agenda items. In an effort to resolve 
this problem, a form (attached to this report) has been established which 
requires names, addresses and phone numbers of those who have expressed an 
interest in a particular item. It is our hope, with the implementation of 
this form, to resolve the problem of notifying people who may be affected 
by an item being heard before the Commission. The form also provides a 
legislative history form which will enable the Commission office to track 
the history of an issue heard before the Commission. 

MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE 

The Department is in the process of implementing a Committee to review 
Motor Vehicle Operations. The purpose of this Committee is to inform and 
educate employees on safe driving habits. The Committee will review and 
investigate automobile accidents and recommend follow-up training for the 
employees. The Committee will also implement recognition for employees 
with outstanding safety records. In the case where there are preventable 
accidents, disciplinary action may be taken by the department. 

RECREATION DIVISION 

San Francisco hosted its first ASA Regional Tournament in the Women's Slow 
Pitch 'B' Class at Moscone Park on August 2-3, 1986. Twenty teams from 
throughout our regional participated in this event. The printed program 
for the tournament is enclosed for your perusal. 

AFTER SCHOOL PLAYGROUND AND GYM PROGRAM 

The After School Playground and Gym Program is in the process of being set 
up. Commissioner Mori is the Chairman of the Advisory Task Force for this 
program which has met twice. The program has begun at Redding School with 
success and will be entirely in place by September 1. The 13 sites have 
been selected. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

INGLESIDE INVADERS BASEBALL TEAM 

The Ingleside District has a baseball team known as the "Ingleside 
Invaders". This baseball team is unique in that the members are comprised 
from seven different public and private high schools from the City. I have 
also enclosed a copy of a program that was put together by Head Coach Dan 
Harrington and Assistant Coach Harry Pooner who is a Recreation Director at 
Crocker-Amazon Playground. The program represents the efforts of the 
"Ingleside Invaders" to raise funds through advertising. I think it shows 
excellent initiative on the part of staff and I hope other employees will 
use this technique in the future. 

SIGMUND STERN GROVE 

During the recent filming of Warner Bros. "BURGLARS" at the Grove, a 
problem developed from the use of fog-making machines. The oil used as a 
base for the fog, even though non-toxic, high-grade mineral, did accumulate 
on the lawn, benches and plant materials. The film company had contracted 
with a lawn maintenance expert to spray the affected areas with an organic 
emulsifier, however, this was not done until after the August 10 concert. 
Staff was required to water and spread sand at a total cost of labor and 
materials of $690. Narner Bros, has been billed. 

This was the second incident at Stern Grove involving the same movie 
company. The previous damage caused by the bulldozer resulted in some 
$20,000 worth of damage. It is not clear if any permanent damage was done 
to the plant materials. Warner Bros, has agreed to keep their insurance 
policy in effect until that has been determined. According to Bernice 
Rodgers, the area was back in good shape for the August 17 concert, 
although sand had to be spread on the paths and there was a strong odor of 
oil at the West end of the Grove. 

MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES 

The Mayor has asked the Commission to review the Management by Objectives 
report for fiscal year 1985-86 before September 15. In those cases where 
an appropriate Committee meets prior to that time they will be scheduled at 
that level. In other instances, reports will be mailed and written 
comments would be appreciated. 

SAN FRANCISCO URBAN FAIR 

The San Francisco Urban Fair will be held this year at Fort Mason on 
September 4-7. This year at the Fair, the Recreation and Park Department 
will be providing exhibits in four areas. In the City Agency Area, there 
will be a display featuring treetopping equipment and demonstrations by 
Park Division staff members. At Pier 3, we will be displaying our exhibit 
of photographs depicting the reconstruction of the gates at the Japanese 
Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. At the main entrance we will be sponsoring 
a children's area featuring a petting zoo, crafts and other activities 
geared for children of all ages. Across from the children's area we will 
have a reforestation exhibit explaining the Recreation and Park 
Department's commitment to rejuvenating city parklands. The exhibits in 
these four areas were selected by Office of Special Projects in order to 
give maximum exposure at the Fair to the variety of programs offered by our 
Department to San Francisco. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY FAIR FLOWER SHOW 

The San Francisco County Fair Flower Show will be held from Friday August 
22 through Sunday August 24, 1986. Tonight, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. is 
the preview, sponsored by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. 
The theme for this year's show is a tribute to Miss Liberty. 

MAGAZINE ARTICLE ON THE STRYBING ARBORETUM 

Wald Valen wrote an article on rebuilding the Strybing Arboretum and it is 
published in the July issue of "The Public Garden", the Journal of the 
American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta. I have attached a 
copy of the article which describes the rebuilding of the established plant 
collection at the Arboretum. 

GRAND JURY REPORT - CANDLESTICK PARKING SERVICES 

Last week the Civil Grand Jury issued their annual report. This report 
includes suggestions to implement recommendations contained in the 
Controller's Office Audit of Candlestick Parking Services. The 
Controller's Office recommended that non-resettable car counters be used 
and that tickets be issued for each sale. Staff will be meeting next week 
with the Controller's Office and Candlestick Parking Services to begin the 
process of issuing tickets for each vehicle. In addition, we are currently 
receiving data from other stadiums regarding the type of equipment they use 
to control vehicles entrances. Once this review is completed, we will 
recommend the use of automatic equipment at Candlestick Park. 

The City Attorney has ruled that Candlestick Parking Services is 
responsible for purchase of both equipment and tickets. The Department 
will be moving as quickly as possible to implement both of these 
recommendations. Another area to be resolved is the correct rate for each 
vehicle. It appears from the Candlestick Parking Services accounting 
documents furnished to the Department that Commission approved rates are 
not being charged. This will be resolved at next weeks meeting with 
Candlestick Parking Services. 

ZOO DIRECTOR - CONFERENCE IN POLAND 

Saul Kitchener will be attending the International Union of Directors of 
Zoological Gardens Conference in Wroclaw, Poland from September 1-9, 1986. 
This conference enables zoological directors to discuss a wide range of 
matters relating to their mutual goals in conservation and education. Mr. 
Kitchener is looking forward to initiating a dialogue with people from 
other parts of the world that will make our zoo better able to cooperate 
internationally in species management programs. Programs such as these 
have enormous relevance at a time when the survival of some species becomes 
of greater and greater concern. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

CERTIFICATES IN EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM FOR TWO ZOO KEEPERS 

I would like to introduce Leslie Avery-Beausolei 1 and Elizabeth Ryan. 
These are the two keepers for the penguins at the zoo who have received an 
award for their article entitled "Practical Aspects of the Husbandry and 
Maintenance of Magellanic Penguins at the San Francisco Zoo". This article 
was selected as the outstanding avian article published in The Animal 
Keeper's Forum , which is the major publication of the American Association 
of Zoo Keepers. The certificate of Excellence in Journalism Award will be 
presented at the National Conference in Winnipeg, Canada on October 2, 1986 

RETIREMENTS 

Lawrence Mace Stationary Engineer 7/1/86 30 Years 

James Newall General Laborer 7/1/86 17 Years 

DATES TO REMEMBER : 

Friday August 22 through - Annual Flower Show at the San 
Sunday, August 24, 1986 Francisco County Fair Building 

Saturday, August 23 and - A'La Carte, A'La Park, Sharon 
Sunday, August 24 Meadow, Golden Gate Park 

Wednesday, August 27 - Mather, Arboretum, Conservatory 

Committee Meeting, 4:00 p.m. 

Saturday, August 30 - Essence of Indian Art Exhibit, 

8:00-10:00 am. Special Show for 
Rec/Park Employees 

Thursday, September 4 - Parks & Planning Committee, 9:00 a.m. 

Thursday, September 4 - Applefest, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the 

Demonstration Gardens, Strybing 
Arboretum 

Friday, September 5 - Candlestick Committee Meeting, 

10:00 a.m., McLaren Lodge 

Sunday, September 7 - Opera in the Park, 2:00 p.m. 

Friday, September 5 through - Employee Weekend at Camp Mather 
Sunday, September 7 

Wednesday September 24 - Recreation Program Commi ttee, 

3:30 p.m., Douglass Playground 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

HUNTINGTON PARK 

The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) presented an award 
to our department for an outstanding design relative to the Huntington Park 
Renovation Project." 

4. CONSENT CALENDAR 

Except as noted, all matters on the Consent Calendar were considered to be 
routine and acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. 

Commissioner Rodriguez inquired about the cost estimate increases. General 
Manager Mary Burns explained the initial estimate is usually done up to two 
years before the project goes out to bid and often the scope of work 
changes. For this reasons the cost estimates increase. 

On motion of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, 
ratification of the following resolutions, which were processed under 
Resolution No. 13572, were approved: 

a. TEMPORARY PERSONNEL REQUISITIONS 
SUSPENSIONS AND TERMINATIONS 

RES. NO. 14452 

RESOLVED, That all Temporary Requisitions represented by numbers T60012 
through T60022 during the period July 7, 1986 through August 1, 1986 are 
approved and all suspensions and terminations are also approved. 

RESOLVED, That This Commission ratifies the following transactions 

authorized by Department staff under Recreation and Park Department 

Resolution No. 13572 providing for the continuous and uninterrupted 
operation of the Department: 

b. FATHER ALFRED BOEDDEKER NEIGHBORHOOD PARK RES. NO. 14453 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RESOLVED, That ratification of final payment to Munkdale Bros., Inc., 
for Father Alfred Boeddeker Neighborhood Park Development, in the 
amount of $5,000.00, is approved. 

c. P0RT0LA PLAYGROUND RES. NO. 14454 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RESOLVED, That ratification of final payment to TMT Company, for 
Portola Playground Automatic Irrigation System, in the amount of 
$4,320.00, is approved. 

d. CAMP MATHER RES. NO. 14455 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RESOLVED, That ratification of final payment to Marshall Builders, 
Inc., for Camp Mather Dining Hall Building Fire Protection Work, in 
the amount of $5,567.35, is approved. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
4. CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 



GOLDEN GATE PARK RES. NO. 14456 

CONTRACT MODIFICATIONS 

RESOLVED, That ratification of contract modification to 
Woodward-Clyde, for Golden Gate Park Irrigation System Rehabilitation 
in the amount of $1,038.22, is approved. 



f. MARINA GREEN RES. NO. 14457 
AWARD OF CONTRACT 

RESOLVED, That ratification of contract to Cal Clay Corporation, for 
Marina Green All-Weather Jogging Path, in the amount of $57,480.00, is 
approved. 

g. VARIOUS LOCATIONS RES. NO. 14458 
RESURFACE PLAYCOURTS 

FINAL PAYMENT 

RESOLVED, That ratification of final payment to Esquivel Grading & 
Paving, : Inc. , for resurfacing playcourts, various locations, in the 
amount of $4,374.50, is approved. 

h. SOUTH OF MARKET PARK DEVELOPMENT RES. NO. 14459 

FINAL PAYMENT 

RESOLVED, That ratification of final payment to OMI Lang Associates. 
Inc., for South of Market Park Development (Preliminary Design Phase 
only), in the amount of $3,209.26, is approved. 

i. REHABILITATION WORK AT CANDLESTICK PARK - PHASE V RES. NO. 14460 
"A" FRAME COLUMN BASES REPAIR 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RESOLVED, That ratification of final payment to Nibbi-Lowe, for 
Rehabilitation Work at Candlestick Park - Phase V, in the amount of 
$28,998.64, is approved. 

j. MARTIN LUTHER KING POOL RES. NO. 14461 

SKYLINE WALL COATING 
FINAL PAYMENT 

RESOLVED That ratification of final payment to Instant Asphalt. Inc.. 
for Skyline Wall Coating at Martin Luther King Pool in the amount of 
$858.00, is approved. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR 

5. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
ANIMAL TRANSACTIONS 

Approval of the animal transactions for the San Francisco Zoological 
Gardens. 

Zoo Director Saul Kitchener explained the animal transactions: the 
mandrill was being sold since it was considered surplus to the zoo's needs 
and the conure and the bush dog were being purchased to provide a mate for 
these animals. 

On recommendation of the Zoo Director, and on motion Commissioner Meyer, 
seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14462 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the following animal transactions 
for the San Francisco Zoological Gardens: 

SOLD TO: Buffalo Zoological Gardens 

Buffalo, NY 
I USDA, #21-FJ 

One (1) male Mandrill, valued at $150.00 

Payment to be made to the Animal Purchase and Exchange Fund. 

PURCHASED FROM: Ken McConnell 

Red Bluff, California 

One (1) male Conure, valued at $300.00. 

Payment to be made from the Animal Purchase and Exchange Fund. 

PURCHASED FROM: National Zoological Park 

Washington, D.C. 

One (1) female South American Bush Dog, valued at $300.00. 
Payment to be made from the Animal Purchase and Exchange Fund. 

2:30 p.m. Commissioner Meyer assumed the Chair 






RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

6. McLAREN PARK 

PROPOSED LAND EXCHANGE 

Consideration of proposed land exchange at McLaren Park. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained that just yesterday she received a new 
set of drawings from Mr. Kirk Miller of Urban Housing Alternatives which no 
longer call for a land exchange. She explained the proposal of a land 
exchange was of a great concern to the department and Commission because of 
the issue of precedent. She noted a design has been developed that 
prevents housing from backing into the park. 

Pamela Duffy, representing Urban Housing Alternatives, explained the 
developer has worked with both City Planning and Recreation and Park to 
develop an alternative to meet the concerns of both departments. She made 
the point that the developer still was of the opinion the land swap would 
have been the best solution from the perspective of low cost housing. She 
further noted even though this was the developer's feeling, he wanted to be 
responsive to the concerns of both departments. 

Commissioner Rodriguez asked why the Commission was voting on this issue 
when the developer had withdrawn the request. Ms. Duffy explained the land 
exchange request had not formally been withdrawn. She further noted for 
its own precedental value, in terms of responsibilities, Urban Housing 
Alternatives wanted to pursue to completion of its original request for a 
land exchange. 

Commissioner Eickman felt the item should be referred back to the Parks and 
Planning Committee so that the Committee could make a recommendation and 
ensure what is being proposed is suitable. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained the new drawings met the concerns of 
the department, particularly with the issue of the retaining wall. She 
said the new drawings call for the housing to be built across the street 
from the park and they would angle the street right-of-way to develop a 
slope instead of a retaining wall. 

On motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Friend, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14463 

RESOLVED, That this Commission denies the proposed land exchange at McLaren 
Park. 

7. WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT 
APPROVAL OF PHASE I PLANS 

Approval of final Phase I plans for the Richmond-Sunset Water Pollution 
Control Plant. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

7. WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT 

APPROVAL OF PHASE I PLANS (Continued) 

Superintendent of Parks Barney Barron explained this item was before the 
Parks and Planning Committee and calls for construction at the 
Richmond-Sunset Plant. Mr. Barron said there was concern about the impact 
of this construction on the department. He said discussions have taken 
place with the Clean Water Program and an agreement on mitigation has been 
reached. 

Director of the Clean Water Program Todd Cockburn gave an overview of the 
Clean Water Program and the Department's progress to date. He explained 
the Richmond Sunset Plant provides sewage treatment for the western portion 
of San Francisco and that the Phase I plans call for improvements to the 
existing facilities. He said the Richmond-Sunset Plant was put on line in 
1939 and it is critical to make improvements to have the plant run 
efficiently and effectively. He noted that Phase II plans will provide the 
additional secondary treatment needed and that the environmental review 
process will begin shortly. Mr. Cockburn explained he had worked with 
departmental staff on mitigation for the Phase I work and have agreed to 
provide a soccer pitch and lighting in conjunction with the construction. 
He projected that one soccer pitch will not be operative for approximately 
14 months during the period of construction. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following 



resolution was adopted: 



RES. NO. 14464 



RESOLVED, That this Commissions approves the final Phase I plans for the 
Richmond Sunset Water Pollution Control Plant. 



3:00 p.m. President Friend assumed the chair, 



STERN GROVE 
GREENS USE POLICY 

Approval of greens use policy for Sigmund Stern Grove to provide that the 
green on Sloat Boulevard will be designated for golfing only and the two 
greens on 19th Avenue will be designated as follows: 

First Green = Croquet only 

Second Green = Golf (All Day Monday through Thursday, Friday until 

12:00 noon) 
= Croquet (Saturday and Sunday) 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

8. STERN GROVE 
GREENS USE POLICY 

Superintendent of Parks Barney Barron said this item had been before the 
Parks and Planning Committee and was approved. He explained a question 
arose from a group of golfers who felt they were receiving inadequate use 
of the greens at Stern Grove. He further explained a solution was reached 
between the croquet and golf users that pleases both parties. The 
agreement provides that the green on Sloat Blvd. side will be devoted 
exclusively for golf; one green on 19th Avenue will be devoted exclusively 
for croquet; and the second green on 19th Avenue will be shared by golf and 
croquet users according to a schedule which the users helped to develop. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14465 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves a greens use policy for Sigmund 
Stern Grove to provide that the green on Sloat Boulevard will be designated 
for golfing only and the two greens on 19th Avenue will be designated as 
fol lows : 

First Green = Croquet only 

Second Green = Golf (All Day Monday through Thursday, Friday until 

12:00 noon) 
= Croquet (Saturday and Sunday) 

9. BOEDDEKER PARK 
PERMANENT STAGE IN PARK 

Approval to erect a permanent stage in Boeddeker Park. 

Superintendent of Parks Barney Barron noted this item had been before the 
Parks and Planning Committee and received approval. He explained the 
request to have a stage placed at the park came from the North of Market 
Planning Coalition and the department's recreation directors. It was felt 
a stage would serve the park's needs better than use of the grounds. Mr. 
Barron explained the hope was to concentrate the activities in one area of 
the park. He also noted the design will be done by departmental staff and 
the composition of the stage will be either concrete or wood. 

Commissioner Meyer expressed concern that the stage not be designated in 
areas where people could injure themselves. A discussion ensued about the 
height of the stage and likelihood of injury. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the following 
resolution was adopted: RES , NO. 14466 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the erection of a permanent stage 
in Boeddeker Park. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



10. ASIAN ART MUSEUM 

ESSENCE OF INDIAN ART EXHIBITION 

Ratification of arrangements for the Essence of Indian Art Exhibition at 
the Asian Art Museum. 

Superintendent of Parks Barney Barron said this item had been heard before 
the Parks and Planning Committee and received approval. He explained the 
request was from the Fine Arts Museum to use the Asian Art Museum for the 
Essence of Indian Art Exhibition and calls for parcel and coat check in 
front of the museum as well as signs, and portable toilets. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14467 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies the arrangements for the Essence of 
Indian Art Exhibition at the Asian Art Museum. 



11 . ALIOTO MINI-PARK 

ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY 

Approval of acquisition of a portion of the Alioto Mini-Park currently 
under private ownership. 

At the request of the General Manager this item was removed from the 
calendar because the Open Space Committee had not reviewed this item. 



12. SILVER TERRACE 

RENOVATION OF CLUBHOUSE 

Approval of renovation plans for the clubhouse at Silver Terrace. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner noted this item was approved by the Parks and 
Planning Committee. It calls for the expansion of the kitchen and painting 
of the facility. She introduced Ms. Rachel Jordan who was present to 
explain the renovation plans. 

Ms. Jordan explained the main thrust of the project is to provide general 
interior and exterior renovation of the building. She said there was a 
request that the kitchen facilities be expanded and some additional storage 
be provided. She further explained that ramps would be installed to give 
the handicapped access to the facility and the restrooms would be made 
accessible for the handicapped. Ms. Jordan explained the building is 
rather dark and bleak and she wanted to introduce light into the facility 
with brighter colors. 









RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

12. SILVER TERRACE 

RENOVATION OF CLUBHOUSE (Continued) 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee, and on motion of 
Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14468 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves renovation plans for the clubhouse 
at Silver Terrace. 



13. SOUTH OF MARKET RECREATION CENTER 
LEASE AGREEMENT 

Approval of lease agreement between Roman Catholic Welfare Corporation of 
San Francisco and Recreation and Park Department for portion of St. 
Patrick's Day Care Center at 366 Clementina Street for South of Market 
Recreation Program. 

At the request of the General Manager this item was removed from the 
calendar. She explained St. Patrick's Day Care Center does not wish to 
continue the program. She also explained the department will be operating 
one of the afterschool programs in this neighborhood. 

14. KEZAR PARKING LOT 
REJECTION OF BIDS 

Approval of rejection of all bids for Kezar Parking Lot Lease. 

Director of Finance Ernest Prindle explained the bids for the Kezar Parking 
Lot Lease should be rejected as the bid process was flawed because the rate 
structure was changed after the bids were opened. He explained the Charter 
does not require the Commission to competitively bid the lease but requires 
approval by the Board of Supervisors. He further explained the Board of 
Supervisors has adopted legislation that requests departments to 
competitively bid all of its leases unless there is a compelling reason not 
to do so. Mr. Prindle was of the opinion that the situation before the 
Commission was unique. 

Mr. Prindle recommended rejection of the bids on the advice of the City 
Attorney's Office due to the flawed bid process. He also stated he is 
recommending the companion measure to award this lease to City Parking 
Company based upon the actual bid submitted. Mr. Prindle noted lengthy 
discussions had taken place with Wallace Wortman, Director of Real Estate, 
and Mr. Wortman concurred in the department's decision to pursue this award. 

Mr. Samuel Norman, an attorney representing Miles Electric Company, 
explained his greatest concern was the conflict in the process of rejecting 
all the bids and then awarding the lease. He felt the Commission should 
reject all bids and ask for new bids. Mr. Norman said that since the 
Commission had initially bid the lease, they were compelled to continue 
that process and bid it one more time. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

14. KEZAR PARKING LOT 

REJECTION OF BIDS (Continued) 

Mr. Norman explained the figures and calculations provided by Miles 
Electric showed the effectiveness of this firm. He felt if the Commission 
awarded the lease to City Parking Company the City would have to make an 
annual loan to City Parking Company. He discussed the the wording of the 
bid and presented figures to the Commission comparing Miles Electric 
Company and City Parking Company. Mr. Prindle felt Mr. Norman was using a 
different set of revenue figures in making his calculations. A discussion 
ensued on the calculations and how Mr. Norman arrived at the figures. In 
summation, Mr. Norman felt the bid process was so flawed that to make a 
direct award would be totally improper. 

Mr. Prindle explained payments are due monthly and are based on 
percentages. He explained if the minimum rent is not paid, based on 
percentages at the end of the year, the difference would have to be made up. 

Commissioner Friend discussed the history of this item, explaining the 
changing of the residential parking fee structure in the middle of the bid 
process. He also explained the Committee felt because the award originally 
was to City Parking Company and because the "point system" developed by the 
Finance Division favored this firm, it was equitable to accept their bid. 
Mr. Friend also explained the bids were being rejected because the terms of 
the bids have changed and, procedurally, the Commission must reject the 
bids. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14469 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the rejection of all bids for the 
Kezar Parking Lot Lease. 

Approved by the following vote: 

Ayes 5 (Commissioners Friend, Harris, Meyer, Mori, Rodriguez) 
Noes 1 (Commissioner Eickman) 
Absent (Commissioner McAteer) 



5. KEZAR PARKING LOT 
APPROVAL OF LEASE 

Approval of award of Kezar Parking Lot Lease to City Parking Company. 

Mr. Samuel Norman reiterated his feeling that if the bids were rejected 
this item should be put out to bid again. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



15. KEZAR PARKING LOT 

APPROVAL OF LEASE (Continued) 

Director of Finance Ernie Prindle discussed the reasons he felt the bid of 
Mr. Stein (City Parking Company) should be approved. He explained Mr. 
Stein is proposing various improvements to Kezar Parking Lot including 
installation of new automated equipment, a second entrance near the south 
side of paramedic station (entrance-only lane), fencing of the lot for 
security purposes and lighting. Mr. Prindle explained the lot will be 
staffed twenty-four hours a day, and that cleaning will be done on a daily 
basis. Mr. Prindle also explained the percentages as outlined from a low 
of 8% to a maximum of 50% of the gross revenues. Mr. Prindle explained the 
factors used by staff when reviewing the bids. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14470 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the award of Kezar Parking Lot 
Lease to City Parking Company. 



16. CANDLESTICK PARK 

APPROVAL OF SUBLEASE 

Approval of sublease for food and beverage concession at Candlestick Park 
to Savino and Butler Catering Company. 

Director of Finance Ernie Prindle said this item had been neard at the 
Finance Committee and was approved. Mr. Prindle explained that Stevens 
Enterprises felt they do not have the required equipment to do the 
specialized service for the luxury boxes. Mr. Prindle stated the firm of 
Savino and Butler is supported by the 49ers to provide service during the 
football season. He also noted that this item was conceptually approved at 
the Finance Committee and that there will be a formal agreement that is 
required by the City Attorney to approve as to form. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14471 



RESOLVED That this Commission approves the sublease for food and beverage 
concession at Candlestick Park to Savino and Butler Catering Company for 
the 1986 football season. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

17. CANDLESTICK PARK 
LUXURY BOXES 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRICES 

Ratification of food and beverage prices for Luxury Boxes at Candlestick 
Park during the 1986 football season. 

Director of Finance Ernie Prindle explained this item was to ratify the 
food and beverage prices previously approved by the Finance Committee for 
the luxury boxes. He clarified the point that the Commission last month 
gave the authority to the Finance Committee to approve this item because 
the first football game of the season was prior to the meeting date of the 
full Commission. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Harris, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14472 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies the food and beverage prices for 
Luxury Boxes at Candlestick Park during the 1986 football season. 

18. UNION SQUARE GARAGE 
RENT CREDIT 

Approval of rent credit in the amount of $7,869.60 for replacement of 
lights at Union Square. 

Director of Finance Ernie Prindle explained that most of the ballasts had 
to be replaced at the Union Square Garage. He said that System Parking 
Corporation had replaced the ballasts and that the lighting is much 
improved. Mr. Prindle also explained these improvements should have been 
done prior to the award of the contract to System Parking Corporation . 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Harris, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14473 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the rent credit in the amount of 
$7,869.60 for replacement of lights at Union Square Garage. 

19. UNION SQUARE GARAGE 
LEASE WAIVER 

Approval of lease waiver to provide a sufficient time period in order to 
complete the lease requirements at Union Square Garage. 

Director of Finance Ernie Prindle explained that due to some of the 
problems experienced with the change of operators and new lessee, System 
Parking Corporation has not been able to make certain required 
improvements. Mr. Prindle was asking that an extension in time be granted 
so that System Parking Corporation has sufficient time to meet the deadline 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

19. UNION SQUARE GARAGE 

LEASE HAIVER (Continued) 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Harris the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14474 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the lease waiver to provide a 
sufficient time to complete the lease requirements of the lease at Union 
Square Garage. 



4:10 p.m. Commissioner Friend left the meeting room, Commissioner Meyer 
assumed the chair. 



4:20 p.m. Commissioner Friend returned to the meeting room, Commissioner Meyer 
continued to chair. 



20. CANDLESTICK PARK 

SAN FRANCISCO SENIOR CENTER 
APPROVAL OF CONTRACT 

Approval of contract with San Francisco Senior Center for benefit concert 
at Candlestick Park on October 18th or 19th, 1986. 

Director of Finance Ernie Prindle explained this item was approval of a 
contract with San Francisco Senior Center to use Candlestick Park for a 
benefit concert to raise funds for their organization. He explained there 
has been a request to reduce the rental rate and the major issue is the 
date as it could conflict with the San Francisco Giants should they become 
involved in post-season games. Mr. Prindle explained they are looking at 
the date of October 10 which is agreeable to the San Francisco Senior 
Center and the Giants. He noted there is a 49er game on October 12th and 
they were trying to reach Mr. Flowers to obtain his approval of this date. 
He also explained the conversion of the field will be difficult but Mr. 
Barron feels it can be done. 

Commissioner Rodriguez inquired about operating costs. Mr. Fineberg of the 
Senior Center explained his proposal calls for a minimum number of presold 
tickets that will enable the Center to proceed with the event. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Eickman. the following resolution was 

adopted: 

RES. NO. 14475 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the contract with San Francisco 
Senior Center for benefit concert at Candlestick Park with the 
understanding the date of the event is tentatively scheduled for October 10 
subject to agreement with the 49ers. Provided further, that if this date 
is not acceptable, an alternative date may be chosen. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

21 . CAMP MATHER 
SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 

Approval of supplemental appropriation for $224,000 transferring funds from 
Open Space to General Fund and replacing these funds with general fund 
money. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained that in the annual open space program 
$224,00 was earmarked for the swimming pool at Camp Mather. Ms. Burns 
explained she had recently found language in the Charter that says open 
space funds can only be used within the City and County of San Francisco. 
Accordingly, Ms. Burns proposed switching the $224,000 that was 
appropriated from the Open Space Fund and using General Fund monies 
previously set aside for the Kezar project for the pool. The funding from 
the Open Space would then go to the Kezar project. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Friend, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14476 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the supplemental appropriation for 
$224,000 which will transfer funds from Open Space to General Fund and 
replace the Open Space funds with General Fund money. 

22. GOLDEN GATE PARK STABLES 

HAIVER OF TRAIL RIDE REQUIREMENTS 

Approval to continue exemption from offering trail rides at the Golden Gate 
Park Stables due to the unavailability of insurance coverage. (This item 
was approved for a 6 month trial period at the 12/19/85 Commission Meeting.) 

Robin Burgstahler explained this item was to request a six months extension 
of the waiver to offer trail rides because the Golden Gate Park Stables 
cannot obtain insurance. She explained she has received information from 
East Bay Regional Parks which was in the process of writing the State 
Insurance Commissioner to ask for relief from the same type of situation. 
She said she planned to write and participate with East Bay Regional Parks 
and the State Insurance Commissioner in the hopes of resolving this 
insurance problem. 

Commissioner Harris explained that the young children at Camp Mather miss 
the burro rides and the longer rides are not as well liked. He also 
explained there is a chance that Mr. Barnes, who operates the trail rides 
at the Camp, will not be able to stay in business without being able to 
provide such rides in the future. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Harris, seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14477 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the continuation of exemption from 
offering trail rides at the Golden Gate Park Stables due to the 
unavailability of insurance coverage. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



23. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS 

On motion of Commissioner Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14478 

RESOLVED, That this Commission accepts the following gifts, valued at 
$4,964.20, to the Recreation and Park Department: 

a. From Candice Carelton, one large Boston Fern, Nephrolepis exaltata 
bostoniensi s , valued at $100.00, for the Conservatory. 

b. From Agre Distribution, Ltd., fourteen Spathiphylum valued at 
$231.00, ten Ficus benjamina valued at $79.00, forty-six Dieffenbachia 
sp. valued at $147.20 and one Phi lodendron, total valued $457.20, for 
the Conservatory. 

c. From Agre Distribution, Ltd., two hundred and fifty-five Ficus 
Benjamina valued at $2,014.50 and one hundred and forty-five 
Spathiphylum Tasson valued at $2,392.50, total value $4,407.00, for 
Golden Gate Park. 



24. COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS 

The following Commission Committee reports were submitted for the record: 

Recreation Committee Meeting of July 23, 1986 

Parks and Planning Committee Meeting of July 31, 1986 

Finance Committee Meeting of August 7, 1986 

25. ADJOURNMENT 

On motion of Commissioner Friend, the meeting was adjourned in memory of 
Elizabeth Rossi Crabtree. 

On motion of Commissioner Harris, the meeting was adjourned in honor of 
President Eugene L. Friend's seventieth birthday. 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, the meeting was adjourned with best wishes 
for a speedy recovery to Park Patrolman Ernie Hoffman. 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, the meeting was adjourned in memory of 
Charles Faulkner. 

On motion of Commissioner Friend, the meeting was adjourned in memory of 
George Agnost. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



25. ADJOURNMENT 



There being no further business, the 602nd Regular Meeting of the 
Recreation and Park Commission as adjourned at 4:40 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted 



Shauna Marie Rose 
Commission Secretary 






San Francisco, California 
September 18, 1986 



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Dianne Feinstein, Mayor DOC FS DE? T . 
RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION 



MINUTES 



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603RD REGULAR MEETING 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1986 - 2:00 P.M. 



The Six Hundred and Third Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Park 
Commission was called to order on Thursday, September 18, 1986, at 
2:00 p.m. by Commissioner Amy Meyer. 

1. ROLL CALL 

Present: 

Commissioner Amy Meyer, Vice President 

Commissioner Keith Eickman 

Commissioner Frances McAteer 

Commissioner Jeffrey K. Mori 

Commissioner Fred A. Rodriguez 

Absent: 

Commissioner Eugene L. Friend, President 
Commissioner Tommy Harris 

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

On motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez 
?Re minute? of the Regular Meeting of August 21. 1986. were approved 
as presented. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 

General Manager Mary Burns submitted the following report: 

" CANDLESTICK PARKING 

As you are aware, the Controller's Office, in its audit of Candlestick 
Parking Lot, has mandated that tickets be issued for all vehicles 
parked. At the last meeting of the Finance Committee, Candlestick 
Parking Service was directed to implement the use of tickets by the 
end of September. The Controller's Office has taken the lead with 
this issue and has worked out procedures to implement these 
requirements at this Sunday's 49er game. To offset potential slow 
downs in traffic through the use of tickets, we have asked the Police 
Department to have additional traffic directors at Candlestick Park 
from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and a press release has been prepared in 
an effort to alert fans to the new procedures. A report will be 
prepared for the Commission after this event. 

AFTER-SCHOOL RECREATION PROGRAM 

As of last week, eight school yards were open and staffed as part of 
the new after-school recreation program. Five gyms are slated to open 
within two weeks. The staff was selected from the Recreation Director 
eligible list, and all the school yard directors that have been hired 
are experienced employees of this department. A list of the sites, 
Directors, and hours of operation is attached for your information. 

COIT TOMER REHABILITATION 

In August the Department advertised for bids on the Coit Tower 
rehabilitation project. Unfortunately only one bid was received and 
it was well over available funding. With the reduction in the scope 
of work being offered as a gift by the National Paint and Coating 
Association, the Department would have been forced to deduct major 
portions of the project in order to award this bid. A decision was 
made to readvertise and Nibbi-Lowe Corporation came in with a bid 
approximately $160,000 below the original bidder. The Department will 
soon be awarding a contract to Nibbi-Lowe in the amount of $527,194 
which will provide a new roof and observation decks, elevator safety 
work, and the sand-blasting, treating and coating of the entire 
structure. Once the structural repairs have been made, the frescoes 
will be restored and protective devices installed around them. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

MOVIE FILMING SCHEDULE 



Warner Bros, will be filming the movie "Innerspace" in Golden Gate Park, 
Lincoln Park and McLaren Park on September 23 - 26. In Golden Gate Park 
the filming will take place on roadways in the western end and will 
require some holding up of traffic during the actual "take", which 
should last just a few minutes. A detail of ten police officers will be 
assigned to traffic control to minimize any disruption. 



OPEN SPACE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

The Open Space Advisory Committee held an initial planning and 
organization meeting in early September, and has scheduled two public 
hearings — September 24 and 30 at 7:00 p.m. — to hear public comments 
regarding potential projects for Open Space funding. The Committee also 
scheduled an all-day tour of proposed project sites for Saturday, 
October 18, starting at 9:00 a.m. at McLaren Lodge. Members of the 
Commission are welcome to participate in the tour. 



SAN FRANCISCO ZOO 

The Golden Monkey exhibit will be closing on Friday, October 3, with a 
ceremony at 9:00 a.m. These popular animals drew a great many visitors 
to the Zoo during their four-month stay, particularly during the Golden 
Monkey Festival in August. This event represented the first major 
outreach to the Chinese community, Including advertising In the Chinese 
press, which proved to be very successful. 

On September 28 the Zoo Is expecting the arrival of two female Koalas 
from Australia, who will be joining our two female Koalas after the 
required 30-day quarantine period. 

At the Zoo Society's annual meeting last week, it was also noted that 
the per capita spending level for retail operations at the Zoo has 
Increased from $2.35 to $2.95, which is attributed to the newly 
renovated food plaza and cafe. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

MORABITO MEMORIAL BENCH 

In March, 1986, the Commission approved moving the Morabito Memorial 
Bench from Kezar Stadium to the Alumni Corner of the Section C Parking 
Lot at Candlestick Park. The request to move the bench was initiated by 
the NFL Alumni Association and Supervisor Quentin Kopp. The Alumni 
Association selected that particular site for the bench as it is the 
area where their group gathers before each football game. 

This week a request was received from Supervisor Kopp's office, on 
behalf of the Alumni Association, to change the location of the bench 
from the Alumni Corner of the Section C Parking Lot to a site closer to 
the Bufano Statue. If the Commission has no objection I will advise 
Supervisor Kopp's office that you approve the change of location. 

The Commission Secretary was directed to 
notify Supervisor Kopp's Office that the 
Commission approved the change of location of 
the Morabito Bench at Candlestick Park. 

CLARIFICATION OF JULY 17 COMMISSION MINUTES 

A request has been received from Corey Busch, Executive Vice President of 
Administration for the Giants, regarding the minutes of the July 17 
Commission meeting. Mr. Busch asked that the item dealing with an exchange 
of storage space at Candlestick, which indicates that the request for 
exchange was initiated by the Giants, be clarified to show that the request 
was, In fact, made by the Forty Nlners. If there is no objection, a 
notation to that effect will be added for the record. 

The Commission Secretary was directed to make a 
notation to the July 17, 1986 Commission 
Minutes records to reflect the exchange of the 
storage space at Candlestick Park was initiated 
by the 49ers. 

PRODUCTION OF GUYS AND DOLLS 

Last weekend the Young People's Musical Theatre Company opened a run of 
Guys and Dolls at the Josephine Randall Jr. Museum. Under the direction 
of Diane Price, this talented group of teenagers put on a very 
professional show. If you have time on the remaining dates (September 19 
and 20 at 8:00 p.m. and September 21 at 2:00 p.m.) I would urge you to 
attend. Costs of the production were underwritten by the Drama Advisory 
Committee. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 



WINNERS CIRCLE III 

This Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Winners Circle III will 
be held at the Arboretum. This display of classic cars is unique in 
that all of the automobiles in the show have won awards at previous 
events. The Arboretum will be closed to the public for this event, 
which is a benefit for the Strybing Arboretum. 



DATES TO REMEMBER 
Sunday, September 21 

Wednesday, September 24 

Friday, September 26 

Monday, September 29 

Tuesday, September 30 

Thursday, October 2 
Friday, October 3 



Wednesday, October 8 
Thursday, October 9 



- Winners Circle III, Strybing Arboretum, 
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

- Open Space Committee Public Hearing, 
7:00 p.m. 

- ZOOFEST at San Francisco Zoo, 7:00 p.m. 
to Midnight 

- Recreation Program Committee, Douglass 
Playground, 3:30 p.m. 

- Open Space Committee Public Hearing, 
7:00 p.m. 

- Parks & Planning Committee, 9:00 a.m. 

- Closing Ceremony, Golden Monkey Exhibit, 
S.F. Zoo, 9:00 a.m. 

- Finance Committee, 4:00 p.m. 

- Joint Zoo Committee, 3:30 p.m. 

- Mather, Arboretum, Conservatory 
Committee, 4:00 p.m." 



4. CONSENT CALENDAR 

Except as noted, all matters on the Consent Calendar were considered to be 
routine and acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained two changes under Item 4B Emergency 
Repairs : Huntington Falls/Golden Gate Park Item had been removed from the 
calendar as 1t was determined that the work to be done may, In fact, be 
covered under warranty. She also noted the dollar amount for Colt Tower 
should read $6,226.00 Instead of $14,452.00. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

4. CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 

Commissioner Rodriguez asked for more specific information on the temporary 
personnel requisitions. He also asked that the minutes reflect the 
additional information provided in the supporting documentation for Item 4D 
Stern Grove Clubhouse Renovations. 

Commissioner Eickman expressed his hopes that the restoration work at the 
Stern Grove Clubhouse include a sprinkler system. General Manager Mary 
Burns assured the Commission that a sprinkler system will be included. 

Commissioner Eickman was also of the opinion that the amount of money spent 
to restore the Sharon Building outweighs the benefits of the restored 
building. He felt the restoration project was not carefully examined 
initially. 

On motion of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, 
ratification of the following resolutions, which were processed under 
Resolution No. 13572, were approved: 

a. TEMPORARY PERSONNEL REQUISITIONS 
SUSPENSIONS AND TERMINATIONS 

RES. NO. 14479 

RESOLVED, That all Temporary Requisitions represented by numbers T60023 
through T60104 during the period August 4, 1986 through September 2, 
1986 are approved and all suspensions and terminations are also approved. 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies the following transactions 
authorized by Department Staff under Recreation and Park Department 
Resolution No. 13572 providing for the continuous and uninterrupted 
operation of the Department: 

b. EMERGENCY REPAIRS 

WORK AUTHORIZED BY THE GENERAL MANAGER 

RES. NO. 14480 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies approval of emergency repairs 
and/or reconditioning authorized by the General Manager, processed under 
Resolution No. 13570, to permit the continuance of operations or to 
safeguard life or property. 

Location Vendor Amount 

Zoo - Mothers Bldg. Anderson Roofing & Sheet $12,038.00 

Metal Co., Inc. 
Coit Tower Technical Roof Services 6,226.00 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
4. CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 



RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies the following transactions 

authorized by Department staff under Recreation and Park Department 

Resolution No. 13572 providing for the continuous and uninterrupted 
operation of the Department: 

c. BEACH CHALET RESTORATION 
CONTRACT MODIFICATION 

RES. NO. 14481 

Ratification of contract modification to Transco Builders, Inc., for 
Beach Chalet Restoration, in the amount of $52,662.44. 



d. STERN GROVE CLUBHOUSE RENOVATIONS 
AWARD OF CONTRACT 

RES. NO. 14482 

Ratification of contract to Gottlieb Construction, Inc., for Stern Grove 
(Trocadero) Clubhouse Renovation, in the amount of $239,714.00, and 
approval of modification to this contract in the amount of $4,000.00. 

Note: The Award of Contract is to Gottlieb 
Construction Inc., in the amount of $239,714.00; 
the modification of the contract is to Page, 
Anderson & Turnbull, the design consultants, in 
the amount of $4,000.00. 



e. COIT TOWER 

CONTRACT MODIFICATION 



RES. NO. 14483 



Ratification of contract modification to Technical Roof Services, Inc 
for Colt Tower Restoration in the amount of $169.00 



f. SHARON BUILDING RESTORATION, PHASE III 
AWARD OF CONTRACT 



RES. NO. 14484 



Ratification of contract of consultant Signet Testing Labs, for Sharon 
Building Restoration Phase III, In the amount of $862.00. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
4. CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 



g. CROCKER AMAZON PARK - BOCCE BALL COURT 
CONTRACT MODIFICATION 



RES. NO. 14485 



Ratification of contract modification to Crown Iron Works, Inc., for 
Bocce Ball Court cover at Crocker Amazon Park, in the amount of $589.98. 



h. CANDLESTICK PARK RENOVATIONS, PHASE I AND II-A 
MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT 

RES. NO. 14486 

Ratification of two contract modifications to Signet Testing Labs, for 
Candlestick Park Renovations, as follows: 

Modification #1 - $9,907.00 - Phase I 
Modification #2 - $6,623.00 - Phase II-A 



i. VARIOUS PLAYGROUNDS 

MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT 



RES. NO. 14487 



Ratification of contract modification to Tamal Construction, for various 
playgrounds, in the amount of $6,000.00. 



GENERAL CALENDAR 



5. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
ANIMAL TRANSACTIONS 

Approval of the animal transactions for the San Francisco Zoological 
Gardens. 

Acting. Zoo Director Joe Rusk explained the animal transactions: the South 
American Tapir was being sold as there was no mate for this animal; the 
female Colobus Monkey was being sold as she is an outcast with the group; 
the Inca Terns were being purchased to add to the present collection and to 
improve the blood lines for inter-breeding purposes. 

On recommendation of the Acting Zoo Director, and on motion of Commissioner 
McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the following resolution was 
adopted: 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



5. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
ANIMAL TRANSACTIONS (Continued) 

RES. NO. 14488 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the following animal transactions 
for the San Francisco Zoological Gardens: 

SOLD TO: Caldwell Zoo 

Box 428 

Tyler, Texas 75710 
USDA 74 LE-53 

- One (1) male South American Tapir valued at $1,000.00. 
Payment to be made to the Animal Purchase Fund. 

SOLD TO: Chicago Zoological Park 

3300 Golf Road 
Brookfield, IL 60513 

- One (1) female Colobus Monkey, valued at $1,200.00. 
Payment to be made to the Animal Purchase Fund. 

PURCHASED FROM: 

Northland Wildlife, Inc. 
2601 East Highway 169 
Grand Rapids, MN 55744 

- Six (6) Inca Terns valued at $350.00 each. 
Total Sale Price of $2,100.00. 

Payment to be made from the Animal Purchase Fund. 

6. RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION 
AMENDMENT TO RULES 

Approval to amend the rules of the Recreation and Park Commission to change 
the regularly scheduled meeting date for the month of October, 1986. 

This Item was removed from the calendar as the need to change the regularly 
scheduled meeting for the month of October, 1986 was no longer necessary. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

7. McLAREN PARK 

GRADING AND STREET ALIGNMENT PLANS 

Approval of grading and street alignment plans in conjunction with the 
housing development on Ervine Street adjacent to park property. 

Commissioner Amy Meyer pointed out that the phrasing of this item was 

misleading as the Commission was not the appropriate agency to approve 

street alignment. She suggested the item should read "endorsing of the 
proposed street alignment plans". 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained Mr. Kirk Miller of Urban Housing 
Alternatives was interested in reviewing with the Commission the proposed 
plans for street alignment as the project is adjacent to McLaren Park 
property. She explained the plan will a roadway alignment away from the 
park with a gentle slope, instead of a retaining wall which was initially 
proposed. This re-al lignment would alleviate erosion problems. She 
further noted that Mr. Miller was asking for the Commission's endorsement 
of the street alignment plans and that it had been reviewed by the staff 
and approved by the Parks and Planning Committee. Commissioner Meyer noted 
this plan may require some grading into park property. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14489 

RESOLVED, That this Commission endorses the proposed grading and street 
alignment plans in conjunction with the housing development on Ervine 
Street adjacent to McLaren Park property that angles away from park 
property so as to avoid the construction of a 14 foot high retaining wall. 

8. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
MUSIC CONCOURSE 
FESTIVAL OF INDIA FINALE 

Approval of arrangements for "Festival of India Finale" to be sponsored by 
the Asian Art Museum in November. 

Assistant Superintendent for Parks Jim Rogers explained this item had 
received approval from the Parks and Planning Committee and was a request 
to hold a festival in November for the conclusion of the art exhibit at the 
Asian Art Museum. 

Consul General of India Rajender Kumar explained the festival will include 
entertainment from cultural groups from different regions of India, and 
will also include many booths, some of which will feature Indian food 
catered by local restaurants; others will be merchandise booths which will 
sell various arts, crafts and goods from India. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



GOLDEN GATE PARK 

MUSIC CONCOURSE 

FESTIVAL OF INDIA FINALE (Continued) 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14490 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the arrangements for the "Festival 
of India Finale" to be sponsored by the Asian Art Museum on November 8, 
1986. 



GOLDEN GATE PARK 

CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 

SCULPTURE 

Approval of placement of sculpture "Sunstones I" at the California Academy 
of Sciences. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner said this item had been approved by the Parks 
and Planning Committee and explained the California Academy of Sciences has 
the opportunity to accept a gift of a sculpture piece. Ms. Learner noted 
the artwork, "Sunstones I", relates to the movement of the sun and marks 
the winter and summer solstice. The Academy feels the art piece relates to 
the mission of the Academy, fits appropriately at the site and they would 
like to have it placed at the back entrance. Ms. Learner also explained 
that two trees, thought to be acada trees, would have to be moved for the 
placement of this artwork. 

Mr. Eugene Behlen of the California Academy of Sciences explained the 
artwork is made of white granite. The artist 1s Richard O'Hanlon, who is a 
California-Mill Valley sculptor, of national note. 

General Manager Mary Burns noted a written agreement between the Recreation 
and Park Department and the Academy would be entered into which states the 
California Academy of Sciences will agree to maintain the artplece. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14491 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves placement of the sculpture 
"Sunstones I" at the California Academy of Sciences. 



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GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



10. KITE HILL 

LOT LINE WINDOWS 

Approval of the request for a permit to install lot line windows (Lot 25, 
Block 2715), at the end of Grand View Terrace (facing Kite Hill). 

Park Planner Deborah Learner said this item had been reviewed by the Parks 
and Planning Committee and received approval. She explained the lot is 
adjacent to park property and there was concern whether this building would 
block views. Ms. Learner felt the granting of this permit would not create 
adverse impact on park property. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14492 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the request for a permit to install 
lot line windows (Lot 25, Block 2715), at the end of Grand View Terrace 
(facing Kite Hill). 

11. SEWARD STREET (OPEN SPACE PROPERTY) 
SOIL STABILIZATION 

Approval of the request of Mancini-Mills, Inc., to do soil stabilization on 
Department property adjacent to a construction site at 112-122 Corwin 
Street. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner said this item received endorsement from the 
Parks and Planning Committee contingent upon the approval of a signed 
agreement, approved as to form, by the City Attorney's office. She said 
this was a request by the developer, Mancini-Mills, Inc., based on the 
recommendation of their soils engineer, to repair a slide that is on park 
property and relates to their construction site. She explained 
representatives from the department checked the site, wrote a letter 
containing seven conditions, all of which are agreeable to the developer. 
She also noted the Parks and Planning Committee had recommended that an 
inspector from the Department of Public works be retained by the developer 
to ensure the conditions outlined in this letter are satisfied. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14492 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the request of Mancini-Mills, 
Inc., to do soil stabilization on Department property adjacent to a 
construction site at 112-122 Corwin Street. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

12. ST. MARY'S PLAYGROUND 
CONCEPTUAL PLAN 

SLOPE PROTECTION AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS 

Approval of conceptual plan for slope protection and drainage improvements 
at St. Mary's Playground. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained this item received approval from the 
Parks and Planning Committee, is funded through open space, and will 
provide some critical improvements at St. Mary's Park. She introduced Mr. 
Ed Janelli from the Department of Public Works to explain the plan. 

Mr. Ed Janelli from the Department of Public Works explained that children 
play on the hill in the park and it is badly eroded and in need of repair. 
He also noted there is no direct access to the play area and they want to 
provide a stairway, which will be made of concrete. Other improvements 
include: improve fencing at the top of the stairway as it Is has become 
hazardous due to the erosion and minor work at all of the entrances to keep 
motorcycles out of the park. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Mori , the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14494 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the conceptual plan for slope 
protection and drainage Improvements at St. Mary's Playground. 

13. ALICE CHALMERS 
FIELDHOUSE EXPANSION 

Conceptual approval for expansion of the fleldhouse at Alice Chalmers. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner said this Item had received approval from the 
Parks and Planning Committee and called for expansion of the fleldhouse at 
Alice Chalmers, located at Brunswick and Whlttier, along the southern 
border of San Francisco. She noted that Alice Chalmers has a thriving tiny 
tot program and an extremely active and crowded senior citizens program. 
The Open Space Advisory Committee recommended to provide this expansion. 
Features of the expansion Include: expansion of the meeting room; 
enlarging the kitchen, providing Improved storage for the gardener and the 
janitor; upgrading the restrooms, and making the restrooms accessible for 
the handicapped. She explained that the fleldhouse will move toward the 
east and take the configuration of the original building. 

Commissioner Eickman asked If the fieldhouse will be safeguarded from 
people breaking and entering the building. Mr. Peter Moy from the 
architectural firm of Finger and Moy, explained they planned to use a 
vandal resistant type of glass. Another feature of the expansion plan is 
to provide a clerestory, a windowed wall, to bring light Into the central 
part of the building. This windowed wall will also have a protective 
screen to prevent vandalism. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



13. ALICE CHALMERS 

FIELDHOUSE EXPANSION (Continued) 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14495 

RESOLVED, That this Commission conceptually approves the expansion of the 
fieldhouse at Alice Chalmers. 



14. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
SHARON BUILDING 
RESTORATION PLANS 

Conceptual approval of Phase III restoration plans for the Sharon Building 
in Golden Gate Park. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner said this item had received approval from the 
Parks and Planning Committee and that Mr. Barry vonHungengroth from the 
Bureau of Architecture was present to explain the Phase III plans. She 
explained that because of budget problems the priority for this phase of 
the restoration was the exterior of the building, primarily restoring the 
sandstone and a few interior improvements. 

Mr. vonHungengroth explained that extensive work will be done on the 
sandstone which includes: cleaning and replacing deteriorated stones, and 
waterproofing the stones. Other items include new wood doors and metal 
gates and window grills at the lower level; resurfacing the deck area; 
extending the handrails around the balcony as they are now fairly low; and 
restoration of the marble plaque at portico foundation. He also pointed 
out that the building once had roof ornaments and planters which they want 
to restore. 

Commissioner Eickman asked what was going to be done to resolve the problem 
of young children attempting to break into the building from the balcony. 
Mr. vonHungengroth explained there is an alarm system that alerts Park 
Patrol from those who illegally enter the building and that grills and 
security screens will be added to the doors and windows for additional 
protection. 

Commissioner McAteer expressed her concern about the height of the railing 
and said she felt additional seating in this area would be an asset. 

Commissioner Eickman reiterated his point of added costs and delays during 
a restoration of this magnitude. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



14. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
SHARON BUILDING 
RESTORATION PLANS (Continued) 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14496 

RESOLVED, That this Commission conceptually approves Phase III restoration 
plans for the Sharon Building in Golden Gate Park. 



15. GLEN PARK 

PHASE I PLANS 

Approval of Phase I plans for Glen Park. 

At the request of the General Manager this item was removed from the 
calendar because the community meeting had not yet taken place. 



16. MARINA YACHT HARBOR 
TEMPORARY SIGNAGE 
JAPANESE CULTURAL EXHIBIT 

Approval to grant permission to Fort Mason Foundation to erect a temporary 
sign on Department property promoting the Japanese Cultural Exhibit. 

General Manager Mary Burns said this Item was heard before the Parks and 
Planning Committee and received approval. She explained the request was 
for an exhibit to be held at Fort Mason from October 1-26, 1986. A 
temporary sign will be placed at the entrance. She noted the temporary 
sign would be located among other departmental signage. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14497 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the granting of permission to Fort 
Mason Foundation to erect a temporary sign on Department property promoting 
the Japanese Cultural Exhibit. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



17. CAMP MATHER 

STRAWBERRY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL 



18. HARDING GOLF COURSE RESTAURANT 
BID PACKAGE 

Approval of the bid package for Harding Golf Course Restaurant. 



Ratification of $1,296 rent credit for engineering services performed 
during Labor Day festival at Camp Mather. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained the department's lease for the 
Bluegrass Festival has a provision requiring a stationary engineer and 
plumber on duty during the music festival. Because the department's 
engineering division was unexpectedly short staffed, Mr. Barron allowed the 
festival to hire engineering staff and be reimbursed for the cost in the 
form of a credit. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of commissioner 
Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14498 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves a rent credit in the amount of 
$1,296.00 for engineer services performed during Labor Day festival at Camp 
Mather. 






Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained this item was for approval of the 
bid package for the Harding Golf Course restaurant. At the Finance 
Committee there was discussion of whether to allow expansion of the 
building or to leave that as an option with the bidder. The restaurant 
does not have a restroom of its own and patrons must use the clubhouse 
restroom. He explained that in receiving the bids they would look for 
experience, financial background of the bidder, and quality of the service 
to the extent of their operation plan and other factors such as 
improvements to the restaurant. Mr. Prindle noted that the pre-bid 
conference attracted seven prospective bidders. 

Mr. Prindle also stated the estimate for repair of the roof was in the 
range of $22,000; termite inspection in the amount of $2,500. He said next 
week the Department of Public Works will conduct an electrical and plumbing 
inspection and that they will have these results prior to going to bid. 

Commissioner McAteer asked for a comparison on the gross percentages 

between Harding Restaurant and the Lake Merced Boathouse. She noted that 

the Lake Merced facility did a great number of banquet events and discussed 

the issue of competition with these two facilities since they are in close 
proximity of each other. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



18. HARDING GOLF COURSE RESTAURANT 
BID PACKAGE (Continued) 



On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of commissioner 
Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14499 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves a bid package for Harding Golf 
Course Restaurant. 



19. FOOD AND BEVERAGE PERMITS 
PERCENTAGE RENT AND FEE WAIVER POLICY 

Approval of percentage rent for all food and beverage permits and 
establishment of fee waiver policy. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle said he was asking the Commission to 
establish a rate for all permits the park issues for food and beverage 
sales. His recommendation was twenty percent. He was also asking the 
Commission to establish a policy as to when these fees should be waived. 
The recommendation was to direct the General Manager to waive the fees in 
two instances: a department sponsored event or a City sponsored event. 
Mr. Prindle reiterated the point that a waiver could be appealed before the 
Commission but that the establishment of a departmental policy would 
alleviate many of the waiver requests. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Eickman, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14500 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the percentage rent for all food 
and beverage permits and establishes a fee waiver policy. 

20. WORK STUDY CONTRACT 
APPROVAL OF CONTRACT 

Approval of $6,000 work study contract 1n order to hire an intern from the 
University of San Francisco. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained in this year's budget $6,000 Is 
allocated for a contract to hire an Intern from the University of San 
Francisco. He said Park Planner Deborah Learner has begun negotiations 
with the University of San Francisco and is looking for a graduate student 
who is interested in planning and/or environmental Issues. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



20. WORK STUDY CONTRACT 

APPROVAL OF CONTRACT (Continued) 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Mori, seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14501 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves $6,000 for a work study contract in 
order to hire an intern from the University of San Francisco. 

21 . MANAGEMENT-BY-OBJECTIVES 
REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 1986-87 

Approval of Recreation and Park Department management-by-objectives for 
fiscal year 1986-87 and review of the management-by-objectives for fiscal 
year 1985-86. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained the department had attained high 
accomplishments in fiscal year 1985-86 and developed some new objectives 
for the current budget year. She further noted that senior staff has 
reviewed the objectives with the appropriate program committees. 

Commissioner Meyer favorably noted the number of times the objectives were 
met and/or exceeded. She explained there were very few instances where 
objectives were not met. Ms. Burns pointed out in those instances there 
was very legitimate reasons objectives were not met. 

On motion of Commissioner Mori , seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14502 

RESOLVED, That this Commission gives approval of Recreation and Park 
Department management by objectives for fiscal year 1986-87 and review of 
the management by objectives for fiscal year 1985-86. 

22. SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM 

Approval of the settlement of the unlitigated claim of Robert C. Brasch in 
the amount of $650.00 (Vehicle Accident). 

Ernie Prindle recommended approval of this claim and explained this type of 
claim will be reviewed by the motor vehicle accident committee in the 
future. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

22. SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM (Continued) 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14503 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the settlement of the unlitigated 
claim of Robert C. Brasch in the amount of $650.00 (Vehicle Accident). 

22A MARINA SMALL CRAFT HARBOR 
ST. FRANCIS YACHT CLUB 
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - BOAT STORAGE AREA 

Review of the construction project currently underway at the St. Francis 
Yacht Club. 

Commissioner Meyer explained she brought this matter to attention of the 
Commission because the construction now underway seemed different than what 
had been reviewed by the Commission. She noted that In reviewing 
Commission minutes it was unclear what the project entailed. 

Mr. Ted Eden, the architect, showed the actual drawings presented to the 
Commission a year and one-half ago. He said they plan to replace the 
storage shed and bring the building to code and rebuild the storage area 
into a locker facility. He said the major change in the building's use 1s 
from garage storage space to that of a locker and sauna facility, with a 
work-out area. 

Commissioner Meyer asked if the defect was In the Commission minutes or had 
the scope of work changed since the Commission approved the construction. 

Assistant General Manager for Administration Phil Arnold explained the 
minutes referred to the Yacht Harbor Committee's recommendation yet no 
minutes could be found from the Yacht Harbor Committee. 

Commissioner Meyer said that the Commission Secretary should take note of 
this apparent discrepancy and 1n the future the minutes should reflect the 
specific changes in the projects being considered by the Commission. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

23. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS 

On motion of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14504 

RESOLVED, That this Commission accepts the following gifts valued at 
$1,700.00, to the Recreation and Park Department: 

a. From Town School, one (1) tennis net, valued at $200.00, for Julius 
Kahn Playground. 

b. From Ikebana International, through Friends of Recreation and Park, 
$1,000.00, for the reforestation program, Golden Gate Park. 

c. From Terrence and Pamela Ponsford, one (1) piano, valued at $500.00, 
for the Recreation and Park Department. 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That appropriate letters of thanks be sent to the donors. 

24. COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS 



The following Commission Committee Reports were filed for the record: 

Mather, Arboretum, Conservatory Committee Meeting of August 27, 1986 
Parks and Planning Committee Meeting of September 4, 1986 
Finance Committee Meeting of September 4, 1986 
Candlestick Committee Meeting of September 5, 1986 



25. ADJOURNMENT 






On motion of Commissioner McAteer, the meeting was adjourned in memory of 
Barney DeBisschop. 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, the meeting was adjourned in memory of Dr. 
Jay Kahn. 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, the meeting was adjourned in memory of 
Samuel Sayad. 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, the meeting was adjourned in memory of 
John Maill iard. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

25. ADJOURNMENT (Continued) 

There being no further business, the 603rd Regular Meeting of the 
Recreation and Park Commission was adjourned at 4:25 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted, 




Commission Secretary 



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San Francisco, California 
October 16, 1986 



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Dianne Feinstein, Mayor 
RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION 



^ MINUTES 

604TH REGULAR MEETING 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1986 - 2:00 P.M. 

The Six Hundred and Fourth Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Park 
Commission was called to order on Thursday, October 16, 1986, at 2:00 p.m. by 
Commissioner Eugene L. Friend. 

1. ROLL CALL ~ 

Present: 

SAlvl FRANCISCO 

Commissioner Eugene L. Friend, President public i.ibhabv 

Commissioner Amy Meyer, Vice President 

Commissioner Keith Eickman 

Commissioner Tommy Harris 

Commissioner Frances McAteer 

Commissioner Jeffrey K. Mori 

Commissioner Fred A. Rodriguez 



2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

On motion of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner Harris, the 

minutes of the Regular Meeting of September 18, 1986, were approved as 
presented. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 



Acting General Manager Barney Barron submitted the following report 
from General Manager Mary Burns: 



" JOSEPH LEE RECREATION CENTER 

On Wednesday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m., Mayor Feinstein will attend a 
meeting of the Recreation Program Committee to be held at Joseph Lee 
Recreation Center, Third Street and Oakdale Avenue. The Mayor has 
asked the department to focus attention on the drug-related problems 
at Joe Lee, and noted that two weeks ago there were five crack dealers 
arrested within a block or two from the playground. The Mayor has 
asked members of her Narcotics Task Force and representatives from the 
Police Department to attend the meeting. An extensive public notice 
of the meeting is being sent to area residents and community groups. 



RECREATION DIVISION EVENTS 

The Athletic Division reports that the Golden Gate Park Tennis Courts 
have new surfaces on courts one through five and we have received 
favorable comments from the Tennis Advisory Board and the patrons. 

The Cultural and Special Activities Division is planning a large 
Halloween celebration at Children's Playground in Golden Gate Park on 
October 21 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. This event is being jointly 
sponsored by Rec/Park, the San Francisco Police Department and San 
Francisco SAFE (Safety Awareness for Everyone). In addition to free 
carrousel rides, arts and crafts and other activities, the SAFE 
Players will present three short skits emphasizing personal safety for 
children. 1400 children are expected to attend. 



ANNUAL OPEN SPACE TOUR 

The Annual Open Space Tour will take place this Saturday, October 18. 
The tour will take all day and buses will leave McLaren Lodge at 9:00 

a.m. The sites to be visited are those which have been suggested for 

potential renovation, acquisition and/or development, using the 

current year's Open Space Fund. Commissioners and their guests are 

invited to attend. Please contact Phil Arnold to reserve lunch and 
space on the bus. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 



OFF-TRACK BETTING AT COUNTY FAIR FACILITIES 



Governor Deukmejian recently signed SB 1499, which would allow off-track 
betting at county fair facilities in Northern California. The State 
Department of Food and Agriculture, which will implement the program, has 
established several criteria in approving satellite wagering sites, 
including one that the new activity would not displace any current program 
or activity. Because of the nature of the program and operation of the San 
Francisco County Fair Building, that facility is not being considered by 
the State. Given the need for provision of an area to view the races 
(including serving food and beverages) and the potential additional traffic 
and parking impacts, I concur with the State that this is not a viable 
activity for the County Fair Building. Unless the Commission disagrees 
with this analysis, staff will notify the State that we are not interested 
in this program. 

CIVIC CENTER PLAZA LIGHTING 

An item appeared on the agenda for the October 2 meeting of the Parks and 
Planning Committee regarding improvements to lighting at Civic Center 
Plaza. Because of a mix-up in the meeting time, no one from the Department 
of Public Works or the Public Utilities Commission's Bureau of Light, Heat 
and Power was present at the hearing. I subsequently met with Dee Lemmon 
from the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power, and Joanne Cooney of DPW to 
discuss the proposal . 

Their current plan calls for an upgrade in the wattage of the perimeter 
lights around the Plaza. Unfortunately the incandescent lights are now at 
the maximum wattage and P.G.& E. will have to go to sodium vapor lighting 
to be able to improve the amount of light in the area. The poles belong to 
P.G.&E. and do not appear to be subject to Recreation & Park Commission 
approval. This matter may well have to go before the Arts Commission for 
their concurrence in changing the type of lights. This proposal has been 
endorsed by the Mayor in an effort to improve security in Civic Center, due 
to the tremendous number of evening events scheduled at surrounding 
cultural facilities. 



HUNTINGTON FALLS UPDATE 

Repair work on Huntington Falls has begun. The problem was a rupture in 
the underground pipe leading from the pump to the top of the falls. It is 
anticipated that repairs will be complete by late November. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

SUNLIGHT ACCESS COMPUTER SYSTEM 

Staff from the Recreation and Park Department, Department of City Planning, 
and Planning Commission President Toby Rosenblatt visited the Berkeley 
Simulation Lab last week to review progress on the design and assembly of 
the Sunlight Access Computer System that, when operative, will furnish 
information to help establish standards for determining what is a 
significant or insignificant shadow. To date the project is somewhat 
behind schedule with only the acquisition of hardware complete. An aerial 
survey of 14 downtown open spaces has been scheduled and development of the 
computer software programming is underway. A benchmark test, using Union 
Square, should be complete December 1. When the system is operational it 
will provide an extensive and accurate data base and a graphics 
presentation by which shadow impacts will be mapped. 

MUSEUM WAY DEVELOPMENT 

Negotiations have taken place between neighborhood residents, Recreation 
and Park staff, City Planners and developers in an attempt to reduce 
impacts (view blockage and traffic congestion) of development of three lots 
along Museum Way near the Josephine Randall Junior Museum. A compromise 
proposal has been calendared for review by the City Planning Commission on 
October 23. A description of the current proposal is attached to this 
report. Any comments on this material should be conveyed to Deborah 
Learner, Park Planner, so that your concerns can be adequately reflected at 
the Planning Commission meeting. 

MISSION BAY STATUS REPORT 

The Department of City Planning has published two studies, Wetlands and 
Playfields and Community Services and Cultural Facilities , which assess 
community needs and provide recommendations for future improvements in 
Mission Bay. The studies recommend a community facility which would house 
a gymnasium and possibly an Olympic-sized pool, as well as a 13-acre 
wetlands area and outdoor play fields for two softball diamonds/soccer 
pitch. Copies of pertinent sections from the studies are available in the 
Commission Secretary's office for your review. 

WOMEN'S WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL BENEFIT 

A benefit basketball game will be held at Mission Recreation Center on 
Saturday, October 18, at 6:00 p.m., between the Meteorites and the 
Recreation and Park Department Challengers. The Meteorites are the 
4th-ranked Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team in the U.S. The game will 
consist of four 12-minute quarters played according to National Wheelchair 
Basketball Assn. rules. The Challengers will play in wheelchairs but will 
be allowed to rotate their 3-squad male and female team. Halftime 
contests, raffle prizes and refreshments are all part of the evening. 
Proceeds will be used to help defray the costs of the Meteorites Team 
expenses. 
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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

SAN FRANCISCO SENIOR CENTER BENEFIT CONCERT 

A benefit concert for the San Francisco Senior Center, which was 
conceptually approved at the August Commission meeting, is scheduled for 
October 25 at Candlestick Park. This event will begin at Noon and continue 
until 9:00 p.m., with a brief fireworks display following the concert in 
the parking lot. The concert will feature a number of performers including 
Jerry Lee Lewis, Carmen McRae, Thelma Houston, Glen Yarborough, John Lee 
Hooker, Bob Sarlatte, Will Durst, and Bill Rafferty. 

The San Francisco Giants have contracted to provide security and ticket 
takers for the event. Park Division staff has been contacted regarding 
placement of the stage and related details, which have been agreed to. 
There will be a press conference on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the S.F. Senior 
Center at 890 Beach Street to publicize the event. 

UNIFORM DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE 

On September 23, the department adopted as official policy a new Uniform 
Disciplinary Procedure. The application of this procedure affords 
procedural protection and due administrative process for all employees and 
provides written guidelines and a framework for consistent application of 
work standards. The procedure addresses discipline matters uniformly and 
reasonably so as to maintain high employee morale. It also strengthens the 
ability of managers and supervisors to hold their employees accountable to 
known standards. All departmental managers and supervisors will be trained 
in the mechanics of the procedure in a series of workshops over the next 
sixty days. 

STRYBING ARBORETUM 

The Arboretum Society reports that proceeds from the recent "Winners' 
Circle III" fundraiser were just over $10,000. Attendance at this year's 
County Fair and Flower Show held at the S.F. County Fair Building was 4,723 
and revenue was $13,565. Both revenue and attendance figures are lower 
than the previous year. 

The Strybing Arboretum Society has hired Robert Ward as its new Executive 
Director. Mr. Ward has been working at the San Diego Zoo for the past five 
years, most recently as Assistant Horticulturist. He will begin working on 
November 3 and we hope to introduce him to you at the November meeting. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 



DATES TO REMEMBER: 



Saturday, October 18 



Tuesday, October 21 



Wednesday, October 22 



Thursday, November 6 



Open Space Tour, leaves McLaren Lodge at 
9:00 a.m. 

Women's Wheelchair Basketball Benefit, 
Mission Recreation Center, 6:00 p.m. 

Halloween Party at Children's 
Playground, Golden Gate Park, 9:00 a.m. 
to Noon 

Recreation Program Committee, Joseph Lee 
Recreation Center, 7:00 p.m. 

Parks & Planning Committee, 9:00 a.m. 

Recreation Program Committee, 
Christopher Playground, 3:30 p.m." 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

Except as noted, all matters on the Consent Calendar were considered to be 
routine and acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. 

Commissioner Rodriguez asked for clarification on the funding source for 
Item 4B and inquired to the increase in cost for Item 4D. Mr. Phil Arnold 
explained he was advised by the Department of Public Works to allocate an 
additional $6,000 for unanticipated costs in connection Item 4D-Renovation 
Work at Various Playgrounds. 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, 
ratification of the following resolutions, which were processed under 
Resolution No. 13572, were approved. 



a. TEMPORARY PERSONNEL REQUISITIONS 
SUSPENSIONS AND TERMINATIONS 



RES. NO. 14504 



RESOLVED, That all Temporary Requisitions represented by numbers T60105 
through T60109 during the period September 3, 1986 through October 3, 
1986 are approved and all suspensions and terminations are also approved. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

4. CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 

RESOLVED, That This Commission ratifies the following transactions 
authorized by Department staff under Recreation and Park Department 
Resolution No. 13572 providing for the continuous and uninterrupted 



operation of the Department: 

b. SHARP PARK GOLF COURSE 
IRRIGATION SYSTEM 
FINAL PAYMENT 



RES. NO. 14505 



RESOLVED, That ratification of final payment to Munkdale Brothers, 
Inc., for the Irrigation System at Sharp Park Golf Course, in the 
amount of $8,111.00, is approved. 

RES. NO. 14506 

c. MARINA SMALL CRAFT HARBOR 
DREDGING WORK 

FINAL PAYMENT 

RESOLVED, That ratification of final payment to Western Dock 
Enterprises, for dredging work at the Marina Yacht Harbor, in the 
amount of $23,509.00, is approved. 

RES. NO. 14507 

d. VARIOUS PLAYGROUNDS 
RENOVATION WORK 
AWARD OF CONTRACT 

RESOLVED, That ratification of contract to Tamal Construction for 
renovation work at Golden Gate Park, in the amount of $224,742.00, is 
approved. 

RES. NO. 14508 

e. CANDLESTICK PARK RENOVATIONS - PHASE IIA 
MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT 

RESOLVED, That ratification of modification to contract to Nibbi-Lowe 
Construction Co., to furnish and install nine permanent lens catchers 
at the camera baskets, in the amount of $10,491.00, is approved. 



RES. NO. 14509 



C0IT TOWER RESTORATION 
AWARD OF CONTRACT 



RESOLVED, That ratification of award of contract to Nibbi-Lowe 
Construction Co., for Coit Tower Restoration, in the amount of 
$527,194.00, is approved. 

RES. NO. 14510 

g. BUENA VISTA PARK MASTER PLAN 
MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT 

RESOLVED, That ratification of modification to contract to the 
Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering, for Buena Vista 
Park Master Plan, in the amount of $23,000.00, is approved. 

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GENERAL CALENDAR 

5. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
ANIMAL TRANSACTIONS 

Approval of the animal transactions for the San Francisco Zoological 
Gardens. 

Zoo Director Saul Kitchener gave the Commission a handout regarding the 
sudden illness of the gorilla, "Bwana". He explained a team of physicians 
and veterinarians have been retained to run diagnostic tests on the animal 
to ascertain his condition. 

Mr. Kitchener gave an overview of the animal transactions, explaining these 
animals were considered surplus to the zoo's needs. He noted the reason 
for the difference in the selling price of the penguins was due to a 
negotiated deal with the prospective buyer. 

On recommendation of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14511 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the following animal transactions 
for the San Francisco Zoological Gardens: 

SOLD TO: Northland Wildlife, Inc. 

2601 East Highway 169 
Grand Rapids, MN 55744 

Two (2) Magellans Penguin valued at $1,000.00 and one (1) male and two 

(2) Female Puma valued at $150.00 each 

Total Sale Price $2,450.00. 

Payment to be made to the Animal Purchase Fund. 

SOLD TO: Hyatt Regency Maui 

Kaanapali Beach 
Lahaini, Maui, Hawaii 96761 

Three (3) Magellans Penguin valued at $1,500.00 each. 

Total Sale Price of $4,500.00. 

Payment to be made to the Animal Purchase Fund. 

SOLD TO: Jurgen Schulz, Inc. 

RD #1 , Box 92 
Catskill, NY 12414 
USDA 21 FY 

Three (3) Mute Swan valued at $100.00 each and twenty (20) Mouflon 

valued at $40.00 each. 

Total Sale Price of $1,100.00. 

Payment to be made to the Animal Purchase Fund. 

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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



6. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY 
1986-87 BUDGET 

Approval of the San Francisco Zoological Society budget for fiscal year 
1986-87. 

Zoo Director Saul Kitchener noted the 1986-87 budget received approval from 
the Joint Zoo Committee. Mr. Kitchener explained the reason for the 
apparent loss in revenue in fiscal year 1986-87 is due to the panda exhibit 
which drew tremendous attendance for the zoo during 1985-86. 

On recommendation of the Joint Zoo Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14512 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the San Francisco Zoological 
Society budget for fiscal year 1986-87. 

7. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY 
AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Approval of the San Francisco Zoological Society audited financial 
statement for the fiscal year ending June, 1986. 

On recommendation of the Joint Zoo Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 

McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14513 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the San Francisco Zoological 
Society audited financial statement for the fiscal year ending June, 1986. 

8. TNIN PEAKS 

"RISING NAVE" SCULPTURE 



Consideration to remove the Roger Berry Sculpture "Rising Wave" from Twin 
Peaks with the understanding the sculptor will be given six months in order 
to find another location for the sculpture. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained the Parks and Planning Committee had 
approved removal of this sculpture with the provision the sculptor be given 
six months to find a suitable site and further provided the removal would 
be done as to not disturb the season of the Mission View Butterfly or the 
surrounding wildscape. Ms. Learner also referenced a memorandum outlining 
the concerns of General Manager Mary Burns. She said Twin Peaks is a 
natural habitat area, and leaving the statue in place sets a precedent of 
great concern. Because of these reasons, the final analysis is that the 
sculpture would not be compatible with the desired land use of Twin Peaks. 
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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

8. TNIN PEAKS 

"RISING NAVE" SCULPTURE (Continued) 

Anthony Flanagan of MPA Design, representing himself as well as Michael 
Painter, explained that Twin Peaks is an open space area, extremely 
precious to San Francisco. It was his feeling the permanent installation 
of the artwork would encroach on the original goals to maintain Twin Peaks 
as a natural open space area with minimal manmade intrusion. He felt if 
the sculpture was allowed to remain, in years to come the original goals 
for Twin Peaks could be tainted and, perhaps, forgotten. 

Edith Fried , Chairman of the Mayor's Committee for Twin Peaks, said she was 
in agreement with the previous speaker. She noted her Committee was not 
initially delighted with the installation but chose not to make an issue 
over it because it was temporary and it was their feeling in two years the 
projects on Twin Peaks would not be completed. She reiterated the original 
goals of the Committee was to change as little as possible on Twin Peaks 
and to eradicate the impact of man's intrusion on the area. 

Lee Kelleher of Midtown Homeowners Association, explained her association 
received many calls from the residents objecting strenuously to the 
sculpture. She said Midtown Homeowners Association felt it was an 
intrusion and was against its permanent installation. 

Commissioner Eickman explained when the artpiece was established it was 

firmly understood that it was for a two-year period. He emphasized the 

issue is that of precedent and if the sculpture is allowed to remain, the 
Commission will be faced with other requests of the same nature. 

Commissioner Meyer favorably noted that the sculptor felt that the six 
month time frame could interfere with the Mission Butterfly season and that 
he would try to remove the sculpture before this time. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee, and on motion of 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14514 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves removal of the Roger Berry 
Sculpture "Rising Wave" from Twin Peaks with the understanding the sculptor 
will be given six months in order to find another location for the 
sculpture. 

9. COMMUNITY GARDENS 

SAN FRANCISCO LEAGUE OF URBAN GARDENERS 

Resolution supporting application of San Francisco League of Urban 
Gardeners (SLUG) for Community Development funds to develop new community 
gardens on Recreation and Park Department property. 

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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

9. COMMUNITY GARDENS 

SAN FRANCISCO LEAGUE OF URBAN GARDENERS (Continued) 

Assistant General Manager for Administration Phil Arnold explained the Open 
Space Program last year allocated $50,000 for development of community 
gardens. This year the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) 
applied for funding from the Mayor's Office of Community Development with 
the understanding the Open Space Program would support and match the 
funding application. Mr. Arnold said the money will be allocated to 
develop community gardens at one new site and enhancement of two of the 
existing sites. 

Commissioner McAteer asked for the locations of the new community garden 
and those targeted for enhancement. Mr. Arnold said the current proposed 
location is McLaren Park and enhancement at Potrero Hill and Potrero del 
Sol. He also clarified the point the actual proposal will come before 
Parks and Planning Committee for their approval. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee, and on motion of 
Commissioner Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14515 



RESOLVED, That this Commission supports the application of San Francisco 
League of Urban Gardeners for Community Development funds to develop new 
community gardens on Recreation and Park Department property. 

10. REVOCABLE PERMIT 

PARK PROPERTY (15th & NORIEGA STREETS) 

Approval of granting of the revocable permit to encroach on department 
property during construction at Lot 53 Block 1928B at 15th and Noriega 
Streets. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee, and on motion of 
Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14516 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the granting of the revocable 
permit to encroach on department property during construction at Lot 53 
Block 1928B at 15th and Noriega Streets. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



1 1 . ALAMO SQUARE 

DOG EXERCISE AREA 



Appeal of the decision to discontinue designating a portion of Alamo Square 
as a dog exercise area. 

Acting General Manager Barney Barron explained his opinion that the dog run 
area has not served its purpose and asked the Commission to support the 
decision of the Parks and Planning Committee to de-designate the area as a 
dog exercise area. 

Ginn.y Foat representing a group of dog and home owners in the Alamo Square 
area, was against the decision of the Parks and Planning Committee and 
strongly felt a dog run area should be designated in the Park. There was 
discussion at the Committee level to move the location of the dog run area 
because of its close proximity to the street. She said there was no 
objection or complaints from the community and and noted the Alamo Home 
Owners Association was also in favor of the run. She asked that the 
location of the dog run area be moved to the bluff area of the park. 

Commissioner Meyer was sympathetic to the concerns of the dog owners and 
said the issue is whether the dogs have a suitable place to play and run. 

Commissioner Eickman was of the opinion that dogs can be walked in the park 
if they are on leash and that neighborhood parks are designated primarily 
for people. 

Assistant Superintendent of Parks and Squares Ron DeLeon said the alternate 

location may be more suitable for the dog owners but there would be a 

conflict of activity with other park users as it is the most used area of 
the Park. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee, and on motion of 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Harris, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14517 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the decision to discontinue 
designating a portion of Alamo Square as a dog exercise area. 

APPROVED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE: 

Ayes: 4 (Commissioners Eickman, Harris, Mori, Friend) 

Noes: 3 (Commissioners Meyer, McAteer, Rodriguez) 

Commissioners Meyer and McAteer expressed their concern that there are 
inadequate dog exercise areas in this vicinity and asked that a tour be set 
up with members of the community to tour Alamo Square and other sites for a 
possible alternative. 

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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 

GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

12. GLEN PARK 

PHASE I RENOVATION PLANS 

Approval of Phase I renovation plans for Glen Park. 

Mr. Ed Janelli from the Department of Public Works explained the plans 
which include renovating the existing playground that is dilapidated, 
fencing the play area, and addressing the physical and horticultural hazard 
that exists near a very steep bank, close to eucalyptus trees. He further 
explained plans to stabilize this slope with plantings and to build a 
retaining wall to preclude any more damage to the banked area. 

Lucretia Levinqer , a resident of Glen Park, said the plans were just 
presented two nights ago before the Glen Park Association with only three 
parents present. She felt the community needed more time to review the 
plans. 

On motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Harris, this 
item was referred back to staff to conduct another community meeting 
regarding Glen Park Phase I Renovation Plans. 

13. DOUGLASS FIELDHOUSE 
RENOVATION PLANS 

Conceptual approval of renovation plans for Douglass Fieldhouse. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained that originally the plans for 
Douglass provided for expansion of the playground. She further explained 
the Parks and Planning Committee referred this item to the Recreation 
Program Committee for their review. After much community input, a 
compromised solution was reached that calls for restructuring of the 
interior space to provide more storage, improvements to the restrooms and 
an office that will give proper view to the play area. 

T. C. Chen of T.C. Chen and Associates, summarized the remodeling plans 
which include redesigning the interior space to provide improved bathrooms 
with handicap access; an expanded kitchen area; storage; a director's 
office with a view to the outside and patio areas on either side of the 
east side of the bui lding. 

Phillip Jaqua , representing the Douglass Playground neighborhood, asked if 
there were any funding problems since the project had been modified. 
Deborah Learner explained there is adequate funding for the renovation 
project. 

On recommendation of the Recreation Program Committee, and on motion of 
Commissioner Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14519 

RESOLVED, That this Commission conceptually approves the renovation plans 
for Douglass Fieldhouse. 
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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

14. CONSERVATORY 

CONSERVATORY AUXILIARY BUDGET 

Approval of the Conservatory Auxiliary Budget. 

Assistant General Manager for Administration Phil Arnold explained the 
Conservatory Auxiliary budget needed Commission approval in accordance with 
their lease agreement. He highlighted a $54,850 expenditure for the 
consultant Wertheim, van der Ploeg, who have been hired to work on a Master 
Plan for the Conservatory. 

On recommendation of the Mather, Arboretum and Conservatory Committee, and 
on motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14520 



RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the Conservatory Auxiliary Budget. 

15. CANDLESTICK PARK 

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 

Approval of the following ticket price increase for 1987 San Francisco 
Giants baseball season. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle said the Giants have not asked for a ticket 
price increase since 1982 and felt this was a reasonable request. He 
explained the proposed rates for the luxury box represents a 30% increase 
because it was found the market value for these boxes had been undervalued 
in the past. He also explained the Finance Committee requested him to work 
with the Giants on a security deposit arrangement for any excessive damage 
to the mezzanine boxes. He reported the Giants have agreed to a $1,000 per 
box refundable security deposit for any damage beyond normal wear and tear. 

A lengthy discussion ensued on the issue of responsibility for the 
maintenance of the boxes. President Friend emphasized his belief that the 
City should not be responsible to repair excessive damage to these boxes. 
He contended that the dollar figure of $1,000 may not be sufficient to 
repair a damaged mezzanine box. 

Commissioner Rodriguez was of the opinion the City should be fully 
indemnified for any possible damage to the mezzanine boxes and felt it was 
reasonable for the Commission to make this a condition for approval of the 
rate increase. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



15. CANDLESTICK PARK 

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (Continued) 

President Friend asked Deputy City Attorney Mara Rosales to draft a letter 
to indemnify the City for damage, outside of normal wear and tear, over and 
above the $1,000.00 security deposit. He noted this would also be a 
requirement for the 49ers. 

Corey Busch of the Giants said he would have to review the indemnification 
issue with the Giants. He felt the indemnification and rate increase were 
separate issues. He pointed out under the terms of the contract the 
Commission cannot unreasonably withhold approval of the price increase. A 
discussion ensued about the feasibility of indemnifying the mezzanine boxes 
under the current Giants insurance policy. Mr. Busch felt this was not 
their obligation and it did not properly apply to the boxes. 

It was agreed the Giants and the City will continue to discuss the 
indemnification issue and find a resolution that is amenable to all parties. 

On motion of Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14521 



RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the following ticket price increase 
for the 1987 San Francisco Giants baseball season: 

Proposed Approved 

No Change 

No Change 

$7.00 

$6.00 

No Change 



$13,000 
16,000 
19,500 
27,000 

29,000 



Lower Stand Box 


$9.00 


Upper Stand Box 


$8.00 


Lower Stand Reserved 


$6.00 


Upper Stand Reserved 


$5.00 


General Admission 


$2.50 


Mezzanine Boxes: 




8 seat box 


$10,000 


10 seat box 


$12,000 


12 seat box 


$14,000 


16 seat box 




18 seat box 


$22,000 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

16. CANDLESTICK PARK 

CANDLESTICK PARKING SERVICES 

Approval of the following adjustments to parking rates to facilitate use of 
parking receipts. 

o Eliminate "transport van" rates. (These vehicles to be charged as 

motor homes.) 
o Allow additional stalls to be sold to the multi stall user during 

basebal 1 season only, 
o Confirm parking rate for limousines to be the same as bus rate, 
o Allow the operator to issue up to 60 parking permits per year. 

Permits to consist of two part tickets. Half of each ticket to be 

surrendered to parking attendant and operator will pay the department 

based upon each ticket surrendered, 
o Vehicles under 17 feet will be allowed to park in the main parking lot 

while vehicles over 17 feet must park in the motor home lot. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle said the Finance Committee directed 
Candlestick Parking Services to issue tickets by September 30, 1986, as a 
result of a City Controller's Report. Tickets have been issued for the 
last three football games and the last six baseball games. He explained it 
has become necessary in order to facilitate the use of these parking 
tickets, to make adjustments. 

Mr. Prindle summarized the adjustments: 

o Articulated buses be charged 1-1/2 times the regular bus rate since 

they are larger*, 
o Vendor may sell more than one stall per vehicle during baseball season 

if the lot is not expected to be filled to capacity 
o Limousines to be charged the same rate charged for buses 
o Vendor may issue up to sixty (60) parking permits per year provided 

they are numbered for proper accountability 
o Ttransport van rates to be eliminated 
o Vehicles larger than 17 feet are to be directed away from the main 

parking lot. 

*The Finance Committee decided not to make a rate adjustment at this time. 
A separate hearing will be held prior to baseball season to discuss the 
articulated bus rate. 

Mr. Prindle further explained they are still working with Candlestick 
Parking Services and the Controller's Office on other issues in connection 
with the past audit and are in the process of preparing proper 
accountability for reporting of revenue. 

Commissioner Meyer referenced letters sent by the Finance Division to 
Candlestick Parking Services regarding complaints from patrons who use the 
parking lot. She asked if these complaints had been addressed and Mr. 
Prindle replied Candlestick Parking Services had not responded to these 
letters. Commissioner Meyer expressed her dissatisfaction on this point 
and asked staff to work with the vendor to ensure that these complaints are 
addressed most expeditiously. 

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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 

16. CANDLESTICK PARK 

CANDLESTICK PARKING SERVICES (Continued) 

A discussion ensued about a variety of issues to be addressed at the 
Candlestick Committee meeting regarding the parking lot, including the 
condition of the parking lot after games, the time the lot should be 
opened, the issue of liability and the complaints received from users. 

Mr. Nicholas Leonoudakis of Candlestick Parking Services said his firm lost 
money to operate the parking lot and summarized the operating costs which 
caused this deficit. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Harris, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14522 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the following adjustments to 
parking rates to facilitate use of parking receipts. 

o Vendor may sell more than one stall per vehicle during baseball season 

if the lot is not expected to be filled to capacity 
o Limousines to be charged the same rate as charged for buses 
o Eliminate "transport van" rates; these vehicles will be charged the 

motorhome rate 
o Allow the operator to issue up to sixty (60) parking permits per 

year. Permits to consist of two part tickets. Half of each ticket to 

be surrendered to parking attendant and operator will pay the 

department based upon each ticket surrendered, 
o Vehicles under 17 feet will be allowed to park in the main parking lot 

while vehicles over 17 feet must park in the motor home lot. 

17. CANDLESTICK PARK 

HARRY M. STEVENS, INC. SUBLEASE AGREEMENT 

Ratification of sublease agreement between Savino-Butler , Inc., and Harry 
M. Stevens, Inc. for catering services for the football season. 

This item was discussed at the August 21, 1986 Commission meeting. Marcia 
Smolens representing Harry M. Stevens, Inc., explained that APB Enterprises 
Inc., is the parent corporation of Savino & Butler, Inc., and as a such, 
their signature is required on the sublease agreement for catering services 
for the football season. 

On recommendation of Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner Meyer, 
seconded by Commissioner Harris, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14523 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies the sublease agreement between APB 

Enterprises, Inc ./Savino-Butler , Inc., and Harry M. Stevens, Inc., for 
catering services for the football season. 
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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



18. LAKE MERCED BOATHOUSE 
CERTIFICATION OF BIDDER 



Consideration of certification of bidder for Lake Merced Boathouse lease. 

Commissioner Rodriguez explained his desire to abstain from voting on this 
item as his law firm represents one of the creditors of the Bay Area 
Location Caterers, Inc. 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, 
Commissioner Fred A. Rodriguez was excused from voting. 

APPROVED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE: 

Ayes: 5 (Commissioners Meyer, Eickman, Harris, McAteer, Mori) 

Noes: 1 (Commissioner Friend) 

Excused: 1 (Commissioner Rodriguez) 

The Commission recessed its meeting at 4:00 p.m. to convene in Executive 
Session. The Commission meeting was reconvened at 4:20 p.m. 

The major terms and conditions of the lease, as negotiated by the team 
appointed by the Finance Committee, and summarized in a memorandum 
submitted by Deputy City Attorney Mara Rosales to the Recreation and Park 
Commission, are as follows: 

o Ten (10) Year Term with a five (5) year option (terms for option 
period to be negotiated) 

o Minimum Rent and Percentages: 

Minimum Rent Percentages 

Year One $4,000 per month versus 6% of the gross, 

whichever is greater 
Year Two $6,000 per month versus 7% of the gross, 

whichever is greater 
Years 3-5 $6,000 per month versus 8% of the gross, 

whichever is greater 
Years 6-10 $7,000 per month versus 8% of the gross, 

whichever is greater 

o Mirage Investments will spend $60,000 on leasehold improvements. 

o Fishing and Boating Lease will be a separate lease. 

o In exchange for changing the terms of the lease Mirage Investments, 
Inc., has agreed to pay the City a total of $95,000 plus 12% simple 
interest to offset the back rent due by Bay Area Location Caterers 
(BALC), the former lessee. 
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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



18. LAKE MERCED BOATHOUSE 

CERTIFICATION OF BIDDER (Continued) 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Mori, seconded by Commissioner Harris, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14524 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves a lease with Mirage Investments, 
Inc., for the Lake Merced Boathouse. 



19. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
JAPANESE TEA GARDEN 

Approval of the sale of Japanese Tea Garden brochure in the amount of $.25. 

This item was removed from the calendar as the department currently has 
authority to sell the brochure at the rate of $.25. This item was on the 
October 6, 1986 Finance Committee calendar requesting a rate increase of 
$.50. 



20. COIT TOWER 

1984 STATE BOND ACT 

Ratification of application to the state Office of Historic Preservation 
for $64,415 in 1984 State Bond Act funds for the restoration of the Coit 
Tower murals. 

Assistant General Manager for Administration Phil Arnold explained the 
department has applied for additional funding to supplement the restoration 
project for the Coit Tower murals. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Friend, seconded by Commissioner Harris, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14525 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies the application to the state Office 
of Historic Preservation for $64,415 in 1984 State Bond Act funds for the 
restoration of the Coit Tower murals. 



21. SILBAND SPORTS CORPORATION 

REPAYMENT OF MINIMUM ANNUAL RENT 

Consideration of Silband Sports Corporation's request to repay minimum 
annual rent deficiency of $9,397.47 over three month period, beginning 
November 10, 1986. Repayment to include Interest computed at 157. for the 
time period that payment is due. 
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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 
GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



21. SILBAND SPORTS CORPORATION 

REPAYMENT OF MINIMUM ANNUAL RENT (Continued) 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained the Finance Committee recommended 
approval of this item. He noted he was advised by the City Attorney's 
office that the computation for interest was not in conflict with usary 
laws. 

President Friend asked the Finance Division to diligently work out an 
arrangement to ensure that this kind situation does not present itself 
again. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Harris, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14526 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves Si 1 band Sports Corporation's 
request to repay minimum annual rent deficiency of $9,397.47 over three 
month period, beginning November 10, 1986. Repayment to include interest 
computed at 15% for the time period that payment is due. 



22. RECREATION DIVISION 

IMMEDIATE FILL RESOLUTION 

Consideration of Resolution authorizing immediate filling of position of 
Superintendent of Recreation. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle asked for authority to file a resolution 
with the Board of Supervisors providing for the immediate filling of the 
Superintendent of Recreation position. He explained Leonard Fi tzpatrick' s 
accumulated sick leave, vacation and compensatory time extends until July 
1987, and without this resolution the position cannot be filled until this 
time. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Mori, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14527 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the resolution authorizing 
immediate filling of position of Superintendent of Recreation. 



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RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES (Continued) 



GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



23. SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM 

Denial of the settlement of the unlitigated claim of Peter Shrive in the 
amount of $763.29. (Property Damage). 



The Commission recessed its meeting at 4:45 p.m. to convene in Executive 
Session. The Commission meeting was reconvened at 4:50 p.m. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Friend, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14528 

RESOLVED, That this Commission denies the settlement of the unlitigated 
claim of Peter Shrive in the amount of $763.29. (Property Damage). 

24. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14529 

RESOLVED, That this Commission accepts the following gifts, valued at 
$2,598.00, for the Recreation and Park Department: 

a. From Mr. Peter Mordyke, Bay Laurel Nursery, 257 Rhododendrons valued 
at $2,313.00, for Golden Gate Park. 

b. From Eric Nagata, donation of Bird of Paradise plants, valued at 
$35.00, for Cape Province Garden at Strybing Arboretum. 

c. From Dennis Perry, Perry's Panorama, donation of assorted Protea 
plants, valued at $250.00, for Cape Province Garden at Strybing 
Arboretum. 



25. COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS 

The following Commission Committee reports were submitted for the record: 

Recreation Program Committee Meeting of September 29, 1986 

Parks and Planning Committee Meeting of October 2, 1986. 

Finance Committee Meeting of October 6, 1986. 

Joint Zoo Committee Meeting of October 8, 1986. 

Mather, Arboretum, Conservatory Committee Meeting of October 9, 1986. 

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GENERAL CALENDAR (Continued) 



26. ADJOURNMENT 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, the meeting was adjourned in honor of 
Leonard Fitzpatrick, Superintendent of Recreation. 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, the meeting was adjourned in memory of 
Jim Nihil! . 



There being no further business the 604th 
Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Park 
Commission was adjourned at 5:05 p.m. 




ShaanaM^arie 7 Rose 
Commission Secretary 



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- PARKS AND PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING 
NOVEMBER 6, 1986 - 9:00 a.m. 

MINUTES DOCUMENTS Dl 

NOV 101986 

SAW t-KMlMCIbUO 
ROLL CALL: PUdUC LIBRARY 

Commissioner Keith Eickman 
Commissioner Tommy Harris 
Commissioner Amy Meyer 

1. Mission Bay Project - Presentation by Alec Bash, City 
Planning, relative to Open Space and Recreational 
Elements proposed for Mission Bay. 

ACTION: Presentation given by Alec Bash of City 
Planning Department 



2. Corona Heights Park - Review of proposal for development 
along Museum Way. 

ACTION: Committee recommended that the development have 
access along States Street, below grade. - To 
the full Commission for Approval 



3. Fuhrman Bequest - Approval of lease agreement with Shell 
Oil Company for electric transmission line right of way. 

ACTION: Approved - to the Full Commission 



Duboce Park - Approval of plans for Muni handicap loading 
platform on park property. 

ACTION: Approved - to the Full Commission 



5. Civic Center Plaza - Review of plans for Brooks Hall 
Stairway Enclosure. 

ACTION: This item was removed from the Calendar - to be 
heard next month. 









Parks and Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 
November 6, 1986 
Page Two 



STAFF REPORTS 

1. Buena Vista Park - Enterprise for High School Students 

2. Golden Gate Park - Shakespeare in the Park - New location 

3. Project Redwood Grove 

4. Reforestation Report 

5. Golden Gate Park - Huntington Falls - Status 

6. Golden Gate Park - North Windmill - Status 
ACTION: Reports were presented to the Committee 

COMMISSIONERS' ITEMS 
1. Park Signage 



Meeting Adjourned: 12:15 p.m. 



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San Francisco, California 
November 20, 1986 



Dianne Feinstein, Mayor 
RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION 



MINUTES 



DEC 15 

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605TH REGULAR MEETING 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1986 - 2:00 P.M. 



The Six Hundred and Fifth Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Park Commission 
was called to order on Thursday, November 20, 1986, at 2:00 p.m. by 
Commissioner Eugene L. Friend. 



1. ROLL CALL 

Present: 

Commissioner Eugene L. Friend, President 
Commissioner Amy Meyer, Vice President 
Commissioner Keith Eickman 
Commissioner Tommy Harris 
Commissioner Jeffrey K. Mori 
Commissioner Fred A. Rodriguez 

Absent: 

Commissioner Frances McAteer 



2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the 
minutes of the Regular meeting of October 16, 1986, were approved as 
presented. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES 

3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 

General Manager Mary Burns submitted the following report: 

" EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, STRYBING ARBORETUM SOCIETY 

I would like to introduce and welcome Robert M. Ward, who was recently 
hired by the Strybing Arboretum Society as its new Executive Director. Bob 
worked for five years as the staff Botanist at the San Diego Zoo where his 
responsibilities included plant collection records, interpretive programs, 
fundraising and volunteers. He received his master's degree in Botany from 
Connecticut College and continued postgraduate work with Dr. Harold 
Koopowitz at U.C. Irvine, where his research emphasis has been on the 
conservation of plant germplasm (gene banking). Besides this thorough 
knowledge of the activities of botanical gardens and research libraries, 
Bob will add his computer expertise to the effort of managing the Society's 
affairs. 



MANAGEMENT AWARD TO BARNEY BARRON 






On Wednesday, October 22, 1986, the Mayor's Fiscal Advisory Committee held 
a luncheon to recognize management officials of the City and County of San 
Francisco who had made significant contributions to increased program 
effectiveness and efficiency. Of the 19 managers nominated from 
departments throughout City government, I am pleased to announce that 
Barney Barron was selected to receive one of the four cash awards given for 
his outstanding managerial abilities. Barney received $1,000 for this 
well -deserved honor. 

AFTER-SCHOOL RECREATION PROGRAM 

Proposition D, approved by the voters on November 4, provides that 12% of 
Open Space funds be used for after-school recreation programs starting July 
1, 1987. The Recreation Division is preparing a budget and list of sites. 
Unfortunately, preliminary information from the Mayor's Budget Director is 
that they wi 1 1 want to reduce the number of staff by an equal number 
elsewhere in the Department. That would have a devastating effect on the 
current operation of the Department. It would mean closing currently 
operated facilities or laying off a significant number of gardeners. I 
hope we will be able to find some other approach to implementing this 
program. 

BUDGET REVIEW HEARING 

The Board of Supervisors' Finance Committee has scheduled special mid-year 
budget review hearings for all City departments. The Recreation and Park 
Department budget is scheduled for next Wednesday, November 26. The 
purpose of the hearing is to review certain specific programs including MBO 
performance objectives, affirmative action goals and achievements, pending 
or potential supplemental appropriations, proposed service changes and the 
Department's priorities for its 1987-88 budget. There will also be a 
review of year-to-date expenditures and revenues, with departments being 
asked to justify any anticipated variances greater than ten percent. 

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PAPAL VISIT 

A preliminary meeting was held last week with representatives of the 
Archdiocese of San Francisco regarding arrangements for the Papal visit to 
San Francisco in September, 1987. Plans include an outdoor Mass at 
Candlestick Park on September 18 which is expected to draw 70,000 people. 
Meetings have also been held with the SF Giants, who have agreed to arrange 
their 1987 schedule to accommodate this event. One of the benefits to the 
Recreation and Park Department as a result of the event is that we may be 
getting a tarp to cover the field at Candlestick, valued at $30,000. 

BAY AREA CONSERVATION CORPS 

On Friday, October 10, a large contingent of some 300 workers from the San 
Francisco, East Bay and Marin Conservation Corps assisted the Park Division 
in various projects throughout Golden Gate Park. These projects included 
brush and weed clearing in the vicinity of the Conservatory, Japanese Tea 
Garden, areas along Kennedy Drive and Spreckels Lake, as well as 
preparation pruning and edging along Martin Luther King Drive near the 
Arboretum. These were deferred maintenance projects that had been 
postponed for some time. The Corps did an outstanding job which would 
otherwise have gone undone. Afterwards, a picnic and rally for the workers 
was held in Llndley Meadow for the Corps members. Appropriate thank-you 
letters have been sent to each of the groups. 

TEMPORARY REPAIR CREWS 

Included with the temporary requisitions being approved by the Commission 
at today's meeting are requisitions for two Roofers who have been hired to 
work on a variety of roofing projects throughout the Department. Roof 
repair 1s of major concern and I have suggested this approach rather than 
an outside contract through DPW as we have done in the past. Some major 
roof repair work will continue to be done by contract, but I think this 1s 
a much more cost-effective and timely approach. Two months ago we hired a 
temporary Iron Worker to work at the Zoo for six months. An amazing number 
of long-delayed projects have already been accomplished by this Individual. 

STERN GROVE CLUBHOUSE REHABILITATION 

A new roof has been Installed at Stern Grove and work is now progressing on 
the electrical system, sprinkler system, and front porch. The entire 
Clubhouse is being rehabilitated, inside and out. The work is scheduled 
for completion by next spring, In time for the Stern Grove Association's 
50th Anniversary celebration. 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 

JOSEPH LEE RECREATION CENTER 

In response to the community's concerns regarding Joseph Lee Recreation 
Center, a comprehensive rehabilitation program has begun. The facility has 
undergone a thorough cleaning and painting. A complete overhaul of the 
recreation program is now underway. The community will have direct input 
into the development of a new program by way of a survey that is now being 
distributed to each home in the area. 

On December 6 a massive march down Third Street is planned, which will end 
at Joseph Lee and coincide with the Open House at the Rec Center. The Open 
House will center around the theme "Rediscover Joseph Lee." Activities 
will include sign-ups for new classes, free food, arts and crafts 
activities, animals from the Jr. Museum, trampoline and music. 

The community has been very supportive of our efforts to establish a 
meaningful program at Joseph Lee and I look forward to it becoming one of 
our very best facilities in the near future. 

S.F. ZOO 

Attendance figures for the first two weeks of November (Nov. 1-16) show 
an increase of 39.2% over the same period last year (from 39,197 to 54,556 
persons). Saul Kitchener reviewed several years' attendance records and 
noted that this will be the best November by far since 1976. The Zoo' two 
new female Koalas were introduced to- the public at a press conference held 
at the Zoo on November 12. 

UNION SQUARE CHRISTMAS FAIR 

A request for permit was received this year from the Union Square 
Association to hold a Holiday Fair at Union Square. The plan would have 
involved tenting a large area of the square and the installation of 60 
booths from which hand-made articles would be sold by crafts people. The 
Fair was scheduled for November 23 through December 24 and it was estimated 
that approximately $38,000 in gross revenues would be generated each day of 
the permit period. Based on this revenue estimate, staff recommended a 
permit fee of $50,000 or 20% of gross sales, whichever would be greater, 
and certain revenue audit requirements. New Police Department permit 
regulations governing itinerant fairs and the Police Permit fee of $22,488 
for the event would also have been imposed. After considering the costs 
involved, the Union Square Association has withdrawn its request to host 
the fair this year, but will decorate and provide entertainment as they 
have in years past. 



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GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 



TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY 

The lighting of San Francisco's official Christmas Tree will be held on 
Tuesday, December 16 at 4:30 p.m., at McLaren Lodge. Mayor Feinstein is 
expected to attend. Santa Claus, singing toy soldiers, the brass ensemble 
from the Golden Gate Park Band, and carolers will entertain the public. A 
highlight of this year's event 1s a holiday boutique which will have 
participation from the Carrousel and Coit Tower Gift Shops, Friends of 
Recreation and Parks, Strybing Arboretum Society and the Zoological 
Society. You and your families are cordially invited to attend. 



RETIREMENTS 

John Alcaraz 
Charles Allen 
Gordon Burks ton 
Eugene DinelH 
Leonard Fitzpatrick 
Delephine Ford 
Robert Moser 
Patrick Quinlan 
Alseno Salvl 
Silvio Vannucchl 
William Arnold Nark 
Ed Washington 



Animal Keeper 

Operating Engineer 

Golf Starter 

Sr. Payrol 1 /Personnel Clerk 

Superintendent of Recreation 

Custodian 

Park Patrol Officer 

Animal Keeper 

Gardener 

Gardener 

Gardener 

Park Div./Area Supervisor 



DATES TO REMEMBER 
Saturday, November 22 

Monday, November 24 
Wednesday, December 3 



Thursday, December 4 



Friday, December 5 



Saturday, December 6 



-Recreation Symphony Orchestra Concert, 
Academy of Sciences, 3:00 p.m. 

-After School Advisory Task Force, 1:30 p.m. 

-Parks & Planning Committee, 9:00 a.m. 

-Vista Key Friendship Club Annual 
Christmas Luncheon, S.F. County Fair 
Bldg. , 10:30 a.m. - 1 :00 p.m. 

-Recreation Program Committee, 
Christopher Playground, 3:30 p.m. 

-"Senior Follies", S.F. County Fair 
Bldg. , 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

-Junior Museum Holiday Carnival, 
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 
DATES TO REMEMBER (Continued) 

Tuesday, December 9 -Joint Zoo Committee, 4:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, December 10 -Huntington Park Tree Lighting, 5:30 pm 

Saturday, December 13 -Drama & Dance Div. "Christmas Revue" 

at Jr. Museum, 2:00 p.m. 

-Rec/Park Christmas Party, Exploratorium 
6:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, December 16 -Christmas Tree Lighting, McLaren Lodge, 

4:30 pm" 

4. CONSENT CALENDAR 

Except as noted, all matters on the Consent Calendar were considered to be 
routine and acted upon by a single vote of the Commission. 

Commissioner Rodriguez inquired about the emergency repair work performed 
at the Zoo. General Manager Mary Burns explained it was necessary to build 
a perimeter fence as a result of the annual USDA inspection that cited this 
deficiency. 

Commissioner Rodriguez questioned the large price difference in Items 4d 
and 4e as the work performed, that of aerial photography, was the same. 
Assistant General Manager for Administration Phil Arnold explained that the 
Candlestick Parking lot is much larger than Grandview Park and the flyovers 
are done in quadrants. The cost is computed on the basis of how many 
flyovers are needed. 

On motion of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, 
ratification of the following resolutions, which were processed under 
Resolution No. 13572, were approved. 

a. TEMPORARY PERSONNEL REQUISITIONS 
SUSPENSIONS AND TERMINATIONS 

RES. NO. 14530 

RESOLVED, That all Temporary Requisitions represented by numbers 
T60110 through T60111 during the period October 6, 1986 through 
November 4, 1986 are approved and all suspensions and terminations are 
also approved. 



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b. EMERGENCY REPAIRS 

WORK AUTHORIZED BY THE GENERAL MANAGER 

RES. NO. 14531 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies approval of emergency repairs 
and/or reconditioning authorized by the General Manager, processed 
under Resolution No. 13570, to permit the continuance of operations or 
to safeguard life or property. 

Location Vendor Amount 

S. F. Zoo Vega Fence Company $ 2,475.00 

Peixotto Playground, S & J General 12,200.00 

Wawona Clubhouse & Roofing Contractor, Inc. 

West Portal Rec. Center 

Glen Park Gymnasium The Lawson Roofing Co. 14,250.00 

RESOLVED, That This Commission ratifies the following transactions 
authorized by Department staff under Recreation and Park Department 
Resolution No. 13572 providing for the continuous and uninterrupted 
operation of the Department: 



VARIOUS PLAYGROUNDS 
MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT 



RES. NO. 14532 



RESOLVED, That ratification of contract modification to Tamal 
Construction, Inc., for renovation work at various playgrounds, In the 
amount of $6,000.00, is approved. 



d. GRANDVIEW PARK 

AWARD OF CONTRACT 

RES. NO. 14533 

RESOLVED, That ratification of award of contract to Towi 1 1 , Inc., to 
provide aerial photography and topographic mapping of Grandview Park, 
in the amount of $2,000.00, is approved. 



e. CANDLESTICK PARKING LOT 
AWARD OF CONTRACT 



RES. NO. 14534 



RESOLVED, That ratification of award of contract to Tow1 1 1 , Inc., to 
provide aerial photography and topographic mapping of the Candlestick 
Parking Lot, in the amount of $10,242.00, 1s approved. 



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CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 



f . SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
CONTRACT MODIFICATION 

RES. NO. 14535 

RESOLVED, That ratification of contract modification to Simon, 
Marti n-Vegue, Winkel stein, Moris, for installation of new ticket 
shelters at the San Francisco Zoological Gardens, in the amount of 
$10,670.75, is approved . 



GOLDEN GATE PARK-MAINTENANCE YARD 
AHARD OF CONTRACT 

RES. NO. 14536 

RESOLVED, That ratification of award of contract to Echo-West, to 
provide an equipment shelter at the Golden Gate Park Maintenance Yard, 
in the amount of $219,926.00, is approved. 



CANDLESTICK PARK-PHASE IIA RENOVATIONS 
CONTRACT MODIFICATION 

RES. NO. 14537 

RESOLVED, That ratification of contract modification to Nibbi-Lowe, 
for Candlestick Park Phase IIA Renovations, in the amount of 
$52,824.00, is approved. 



GENERAL CALENDAR 



5. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
ANIMAL TRANSACTIONS 

Approval of the animal transactions for the San Francisco Zoological 
Gardens. 

Zoo Director Saul Kitchener explained the animal transactions were to sell 
surplus animals or to make purchases for animals that needed mates. 
Commissioner Meyer asked about the crab eating macaque and Mr. Kitchener 
said they neglected to put this transaction in the original resolution. 

Commissioner Eickman asked about the $16,000.00 expenditure for the koalas 
and Mr. Kitchener explained it came from the Eskey Bequest. A discussion 
ensued about the City's interest bearing accounts and the fact the earnings 
go into the City's General Fund and not to the respective department. 
Commissioner Friend was concerned that the Zoo did not get the benefits of 
the earnings from this bequest. General Manager Mary Burns explained if 
the department were to receive the interest the Controller's Office charges 
the department for administering the bequest. 
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5. SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
ANIMAL TRANSACTIONS (Continued) 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle suggested that it may be advantageous to 
request the Controller to invest available funds in an interest bearing 
account and apportion interest to specific bequests. Commissioner Friend 
thought the department should pursue this issue so that bequests will 
benefit the department and/or facility. 

On recommendation of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Harris, 
the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14538 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the following animal transactions 
for the San Francisco Zoological Gardens: 

SOLD TO: Blank Park Zoo 

7401 S.W. Ninth Street 
Des Moines, Iowa 50315 
USDA 42-54-Z 

Six (6) Magellanic penguins valued at $1,250.00 each. 

Total Sale Price of $7,500.00. 

Payment to be made to the Animal Purchase Fund. 

PURCHASED FROM: Denver Zoo 

City Park 

Denver, Colorado 80205 
USDA 84-C-2 

One (1) Male Coscoroba Swan valued at $250.00. 
Payment to be made from the Animal Purchase Account. 

PAYMENT TO: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 

Brisbane, Australia 

$16,333.00 for expenses Incurred In the acclimatization and shipping 
of two female Koalas to the San Francisco Zoo. 
Payment to be made from the Eskey Fund. 

To Amend Resolution #14301 from March 1986 Meeting 

Ken Chlsholm 

2608 Augustln-Cantln 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

Add one (1) male and (3) female Crab-eating Macaque to be Included as 
part of the payment. 

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CORONA HEIGHTS PARK 

144, 150, 154 MUSEUM MAY DEVELOPMENT 

Approval of the recommendation to the City Planning Commission for the 
proposed development on 144, 150, 154 Museum Way (Block 2620), City 
Planning Case #86.60E. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained the Commission's action would be 
presented as a formal comment to the City Planning Commission. Ms. Learner 
gave an overview of the development: the lots front on both State Street 
and Museum Way, each lot will contain two units, two of the lots are 
vacant, the third lot has a structure on it which fronts on State Street 
and is slated to be demolished in the proposed development. She noted that 
a number of people voiced their concern before the Parks and Planning 
Committee representing the developer, nearby residents and those associated 
with the Josephine Randall Junior Museum. The Issues presented were 
concerns of preservation of views along Museum Way, access to the Junior 
Museum, the bulk of the buildings and the appearance created by siting all 
three buildings along State Street. She said a compromise solution had 
been worked out with some of the neighborhood representatives and the 
builder which provided for units on two of the lots to have access to State 
Street and the units for the third lot to access on Museum Way. However, 
at the Parks and Planning Committee meeting it was found that not all 
people 1n the neighborhood were supportive of that particular compromise. 
Based on the discussion that was heard at the Committee level the following 
recommendation was adopted: that all units should be constructed with 
access from State Street and the height of the units should not extend 
above the elevation of Museum Way. 

Margaret Garvin , Chairman of the Josephine Randall Junior Museum Community 
Advisory Committee, urged the Commission to approve the proposed 
recommendation to have access from State Street, below grade. She said it 
was her feeling the Museum is presently under-utilized but that there are 
plans to renovate the Museum In the future to improve the programs being 
offered. The Museum also works closely with SFUSD and many children are 
bused to the facility daily for classes. The Museum's main concern was 
that more building along Museum Way means more congestion, more traffic and 
threatens fire access. She also noted the tunnel effect that one gets 
because of the buildings, and the blockage of views. 

Jack Kavanaugh , one of the developers of the property, explained the City 
Planning Commission advised them in August of this year to work with the 
Planning Department and the neighborhood associations on a solution for 
this development. To date, seven meetings had been held to discuss this 
issue. He said a compromise was reached that called for one building on 
Museum Way and two on State Street. He also explained the recommendation 
made at the Committee level was, in his opinion, not suitable. 



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6. CORONA HEIGHTS PARK 

144, 150, 154 MUSEUM MAY DEVELOPMENT (Continued) 

Molly Hooper of the Museum Advisory Committee and Buena Vista Neighborhood 
Association explained the Museum 1s presently an under-utilized facility 
but there are plans to expand its functions. She presented pictures 
showing the area. She cited Upper Terrace Street as a location that once 
had lovely views but through much development has lost them. She also felt 
the compromise mentioned by the developer did not represent the true 
feelings of the majority of neighborhood. 

William Benning of the Mount Olympus Neighborhood Association explained the 
reason there was interest in this proposed development was due to the 
situation on Upper Terrace Street which was once an area with great views 
and 1s now a crowded, densely built area. He felt it was Important to 
preserve the views on Museum Way. He referenced a petition he had 
circulated with over 100 names that called for no more development on 
Museum Way. 

Arnle Scher , President of the Buena Vista Neighborhood Association, said 
his association represented over 300 families and at their last meeting 
there was an unanimous vote, except for one person, approving the 
recommendation presented today. 

Vincent P. Walsh of the Residential Builders Association, explained the 
Commission was being asked to intercede on a very controversial Issue, in 
his opinion. He said there were three builders who purchased three lots. 
He felt the development would not create a tunnel effect on the area or 
cast a shadow. He said the Commission was submitting the City to potential 
liability for the taking of property without due process. It was his 
feeling this matter was not properly under the jurisdiction of the 
Recreation and Park Commission and asked for the enabling legislation that 
allowed the Commission to intercede on this Issue. 

Commissioner Friend clarified the point that the Commission Is the 
custodian of certain properties and it was under their purview to review 
this matter. 

Commissioner Meyer explained the Parks and Planning Committee recommended 
that access be from State Street as it is a through Street. She also noted 
that there 1s one other lot remaining for development on Museum Way and 1t 
does not have any other street for access. So the City will be faced with 
one additional building on Museum Way. For the good of the department she 
suggested approval of the recommendation presented by the Parks and 
Planning Committee. 

Commissioner Mori had numerous questions: He Inquired as to how many 
people voted for the proposal at the Buena Vista Neighborhood Association. 
Mr. Sher explained 49 voted In favor of the proposal and one against. He 
asked the developer If he felt the recommendation was feasible. Mr. 
Kavanaugh felt It was not a workable solution. Commissioner Mori was also 
concerned that the Museum's future development plans may create more 
congestion in this area. 

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CORONA HEIGHTS PARK 

144, 150, 154 MUSEUM WAY DEVELOPMENT (Continued) 

Commissioner Meyer explained the Junior Museum presently has parking 
accommodations. Ms. Burns also noted that both access and parking issues 
will be addressed in the renovation plans for the Museum. Ms. Learner also 
said she felt the improvements discussed for the Junior Museum were to the 
existing facility. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee, and on motion of 
Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14539 

RESOLVED, That this Commission recommends to the City Planning Commission 
for the proposed development on 144, 150, 154 Museum Way (Block 2620), City 
Planning Case #86.60E that access to all units should be constructed from 
States Street. Provided, further, the height of the units should not 
extend above the elevation of Museum Way. 



7. FUHRMAN BEQUEST 

LEASE AGREEMENT-SHELL OIL COMPANY 



Approval of lease agreement with Shell Oil Company for electric 
transmission line right of way. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained this item came from the Real Estate 
Department as they administer the Fuhrman Bequest property jointly owned by 
Recreation and Park Department and the Library. Shell California 
Production, Inc., has requested a 150' right-of-way across the property 
they currently lease from the City to construct a transmission line. Ms. 
Burns also explained a negotiated price has been agreed upon that calls for 
adjustments every five years based on the Consumer Price Index and she 
recommended approval of the item. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee, and on motion of 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14540 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the lease agreement with Shell Oil 
Company for electric transmission line right-of-way. 



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8. DUBOCE PARK 

MUNI HANDICAP LOADING PLATFORM 

Approval of plans for Muni handicap loading platform on park property 
(Duboce Park). 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained the Municipal Railway would like 
approval of the site location for the handicap ramp near the Duboce Park 
tunnel. She explained the Commission already approved a location but the 
Municipal Railway has slightly modified that location. 

Commissioner Eickman noted that the new site is an improvement over the 
previously approved location. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee, and on motion of 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14541 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the plans for Muni handicap loading 
platform on park property (Duboce Park). 

9. HARDING RESTAURANT 
APPROVAL OF LEASE 

Approval of award of Harding Restaurant lease to Ben Yamane. 

Finance Director Ernie Prlndle explained two pre-b1d conferences were held 
for this Item and only one bid received. Mr. Prlndle explained the lease 
provisions: 10% of the gross revenues for food and 12% for alcohol; a 
minimum of $25,000 for the first three years; $27,500 for the next seven 
years and $30,000 for the remaining five years. Mr. Yamane Is also 
proposing $150,000 of leasehold Improvements which Include: remodeling the 
restaurant and bar area; Installation of a satellte dish and a wide-screen 
television system for sporting events; a deck area that may be screened 1n 
the future; improvements to the kitchen facilities and new seating. These 
Improvements would be done within the first four months after approval of 
the lease by the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Prlndle was pleased with the 
bid package and recommended approval. 

Commissioner Eickman explained the Golf Committee recently toured some of 
the golf courses and looked at the building where the deck Is proposed. He 
said It is a brush area and felt the deck would not be detrimental to the 
park land. He noted the interior of the building is In poor condition. 

Commissioner Friend felt the present condition of the restaurant was 
deplorable. He was concerned about approving a fifteen year lease If the 
condition of the restaurant were to remain in Its present state. He noted 
areas in the facility that needed scrubbing and cleaning. He asked for 
assurance that the facility would be kept In proper and reasonable 
condition and wanted a provision In the lease addressing this Issue. 
Commissioner Friend emphasized his desire to have a facility one can look 
at with pride and that will promote more business for Mr. Yamane and the 
department. 
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9. HARDING RESTAURANT 
APPROVAL OF LEASE (Continued) 

Mr. Gordon Lau who was speaking on behalf of Mr. Yamane, explained the 
lease states that every five years the facility will be painted inside and 
out. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Harris, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14542 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the award of Harding Restaurant 
lease to Ben Yamane. 

Commissioner Meyer pointed out that the design elements for the restaurant 
would be heard by the Parks and Planning Committee and the Commission. 

10. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
KEZAR PARKING LOT 
BID PACKAGE 

Approval of the bid package for the Kezar Parking Lot. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained the Finance Committee of the Board 
of Supervisors rejected the award of this lease to Mr. Stein as they felt 
there was an appearance of unfairness in the bid process due to the 
modification of the bid package and other factors. For these reasons, it 
was necessary to approve a new bid package for the Kezar Parking Lot. 

Commissioner Friend felt the previous bid package was flawed and contained 
errors. He noted the embarrassment of having to approve another bid 
package. He asked staff be more thorough in the future on bid packages to 
ensure that this incident did not occur again. 

General Manager Mary Burns noted the parking rate change which was made in 
the middle of the bid process was done at the request of the Mayor and 
residents. 

Commissioner Rodriguez pointed out the former bid package had been 
certified as a MBE/WBE set aside lease and this bid package would not be 
advertised this way 

Commissioner Mori also noted that it was on the advice of the City 
Attorney's office that the former bid package was approved. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14543 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the bid package for the Kezar 
Parking Lot. 

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3:25 p.m. Commissioner Friend left the meeting room, Commissioner Meyer 
assumed the chair. 

11. CANDLESTICK PARK 

SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 

Approval of supplemental appropriation of $1,709,250 for additional 
improvements (Phase III) at Candlestick Park, and operating costs. 

Assistant General Manager for Administration Phil Arnold explained this 
supplemental appropriation was for many items slated for Phase III which 
are being moved up in the schedule, for operating expenses not previously 
anticipated and for other improvements. He said the Mayor's Executive 
Deputy for Program and Fiscal Administration James Lazarus recommended this 
supplemental appropriation with $1,000,000 coming from the General Fund and 
$709,250 from the Candlestick Park Fund. 

On recommendation of the Finance and Candlestick Park Committees, and on 
motion of Commissioner Mori, seconded by Commissioner Harris, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14544 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the supplemental appropriation of 
$1,709,250 for additional improvements (formerly planned for Phase III), 
operating costs and other minor improvements at Candlestick Park. 



12. SAINT MARY'S SQUARE GARAGE 
SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 

Approval of supplemental appropriation in an amount not to exceed $75,000, 
to repair ventilation system, fix roof leaks, seal drains and replace 
manllft at Saint Mary's Square Garage. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained the Metropolitan Parking 
Corporation is now managing Saint Mary's Square Garage. It has been found 
there are some Items in need of repair and there Is discussion whether It 
is the responsibility of the former or current lessee. Mr. Ray King of the 
Parking Authority has contacted the City Attorney's office to obtain an 
opinion on this matter. Mr. Prindle recommended approval of the 
supplemental appropriation. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Elckman, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14545 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the supplemental appropriation In 
an amount not to exceed $75,000, to repair ventilation system, fix roof 
leaks, seal drains and replace manllft at Saint Mary's Square Garage. 
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13. PORTSMOUTH SQUARE GARAGE 

PORTSMOUTH PLAZA PARKING CORPORATION 

Approval of $55,000 expenditure for engineering services to construct two 
new elevators at the Portsmouth Square Garage. 

Mr. Paul Newman representing Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation explained 
this item was a request for an expenditure not to exceed $55,000 to j 
construct two new elevators at the garage. Mr. Newman said when the garage 
was constructed there was insufficient funds to build all four elevators 
although it was in the original plans. Mr. Prindle recommended approval of 
this item. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14546 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves an expenditure of $55,000 for 
engineering services to construct two new elevators at the Portsmouth 
Square Garage, provided the Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation receives 
bids for this expenditure. 



14. CAMP MATHER 

SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 

Approval of supplemental appropriation in the amount of $115,000 to conduct 
long range financial analysis and various Improvements at Camp Mather. 

Superintendent of Parks Barney Barron explained many items were discussed 
at the Mather, Arboretum, Conservatory Committee meeting relating to Camp 
Mather. He further explained this request is for funding to do a financial 
analysis of Camp Mather and to make some improvements in the staff bathroom 
facilities, interior painting of the cabins, and to erect a stage that will 
be a foundation for the future teen center. 

General Manager Mary Burns noted the supplemental appropriation will enable 
the department to obtain a prefabricated building for the staff restroom 
facilities which are in much need of repair. This will alleviate the 
citation issued routinely by the Department of Public Health for these 
substandard facilities. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14547 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the supplemental appropriation in 
the amount of $115,000 to conduct long range financial analysis and various 
Improvements at Camp Mather. 

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3:35 p.m. Commissioner Friend returned to the the meeting room, Commissioner 
Meyer continued to chair. 

15. PALACE OF FINE ARTS 

SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION 

Approval of supplemental appropriation in the amount of $47,700 for 
additional funds to complete water supply line to Palace of Fine Arts. 

Assistant General Manager for Administration Phil Arnold explained the 
water supply at the Palace of Fine Arts is currently supplied by the Army 
and they have given the City until October 1987 to provide its own water 
services. It was found that an additional $47,700 was needed to complete 
the project and to ensure it was completed on time. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle noted the Capital Improvement Advisory 
Committee is working on a City-wide supplemental appropriation that would 
address items such as this where there are insufficient funds to complete 
an already approved budgeted project. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Mori , seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14548 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the supplemental appropriation in 
the amount of $47,700 for additional funds to complete water supply line to 
Palace of Fine Arts. 



16. GOLDEN GATE PARK BAND 
CONTRACT APPROVAL 

Ratification of contract for Fiscal Year 1986-87 1n the amount of $113,800 
for the Golden Gate Park Band. 

Acting Superintendent of Recreation Joel Robinson explained this is a 
request to renew the lease with Mr. Robert Hansen, the conductor of the 
Golden Gate Park Band, to provide Sunday concerts at the bandshell and at 
other events throughout the year. He explained $87,000 of the funding Is 
derived from the City's Hotel Tax Fund and $26,800 comes from the 
Recreation and Park Department. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Mori, seconded by Commissioner Harris, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14549 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies the contract for Fiscal Year 
1986-87 in the amount of $113,800 for the Golden Gate Park Band. 
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17. CARROUSEL ANIMAL 

LOAN OF EVANS ANIMAL 

Approval of the loan of the Evans Carrousel Animal at no cost to the Freels 
Foundation until February 3, 1987. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained this item was heard at the Finance 
Committee and received approval contingent on the Freels Foundation making 
a donation for the loan of the Carrousel animal. It was found that the 
Freels Foundation is unwilling to make a donation. Accordingly, the item 
was removed from the calendar. 



18. TRANSFER OF FUNDS 

CHARTER SECTION 6.305 

Approval of the following transfer of funds per Charter Section 6.305: 

A. $36,750 from 109 Other Contractual Services Structural Maintenance to 
130 Materials and Supplies. 

B. $100 from 109 Other Contractual Services Urban Forestry to 120 Other 
Services. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained Charter Section 6.305 allows the 
department, with Commission approval, to transfer 10% of budgeted funds. 
This item was asking approval of two transfers of funds. Mr. Prindle said 
the Finance Committee approved this matter and recommended approval. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14550 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the following transfer of funds per 
Charter Section 6.305: 

A. $36,750 from 109 Other Contractual Services Structural Maintenance to 
130 Materials and Supplies. 

B. $100 from 109 Other Contractual Services Urban Forestry to 120 Other 
Services. 



19. PERMIT PROCESS 

INSURANCE REDUCTION 

Approval of the reduction of insurance requirements for permits from 
$1,000,000 to $500,000. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained the Commission has heard numerous 
requests to reduce insurance requirements and that this is happening on a 
day-to-day basis in the Recreation Division when issuing permits. He 
further explained the cost of obtaining insurance is quite high and 
sometimes insurance is literally not available. This request is to reduce 
insurance requirements as an interim measure. He reiterated the point that 
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19. PERMIT PROCESS 

INSURANCE REDUCTION (Continued) 

for large events there would be no reduction in the insurance 
requirements. He said the Finance Division will be reporting back to the 
Finance Committee within ninety days with a more formal resolution to this 
problem. He further informed the Commission the Los Angeles County Parks 
Department has an Insurance policy for outside events which he is 
investigating and that he is working with the City's Risk Manager on this 
matter. 

Commissioner Rodriguez clarified the point that the Finance Committee did 
not merely approve the insurance reduction but asked for a report in a 
prescribed period of time with a possible solution to the insurance issue. 
He felt this was an interim measure and a temporary policy. 

Commissioner Meyer felt it was important to look into the matter of 
property versus personal liability. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Mori, seconded by Commissioner Harris, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14551 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the reduction of insurance 
requirements for permits from $1,000,000 to $500,000. 

4:05 p.m. Commissioner Friend assumed the chair. 

20. GOLDEN GATE PARK STABLES 
BOARDERS GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE 

Approval of the selection of Department representative for Boarders 
Grievance Committee for the Golden Gate Park Stables. 

Property Manager Robin Burgstahler initially explained that Mr. Jay Barnes 
would not be attending the meeting but that he had asked Ms. Burgstahler to 
assure the Commission that he 1s In favor of Implementing the Grievance 
Committee. 

Betty Silverman representing herself, explained the Golden Gate Park 
Stables Boarders Grievance Committee was put In place many years as an 
addendum to the Master Lease. She felt It was a conflict of Interest to 
have the Finance Director as the designated person for this Committee. 
Historically, It was her belief, the Superintendent of Parks was the 
designated person for the department and she wanted that practice to 
continue. 

General Manager Mary Burns felt this matter is clearly the responsibility 
of the Finance Division. She felt enforcement of the Golden Gate Stables 
Agreement properly rests with the Finance Division as it Is the function of 
the property management section. 

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20. GOLDEN GATE PARK STABLES 

BOARDERS GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE (Continued) 

Ms. Silverman cited, as an example, the issue of when rent was increased to 
$225.00 per month each boarder was to receive one-third of a bale of straw 
every day along with other items. She said the reason the Grievance 
Committee issue has surfaced is because the boarders have never received 
these items. She said there have been countless telephone calls and two 
meetings with the Finance Division on this matter with no resolution. For 
these reasons, she did not want the Finance Division to be the departmental 
representative. 

Commissioner Friend asked who would be the representative for the boarders 
and Ms. Silverman replied that ballots had been sent to the boarders to 
choose a representative. Commissioner Friend explained that if the 
spokesperson for the boarders finds the designated departmental person 
services improper they should notify the General Manager and another person 
will be selected. 

Mary Moore , a boarder at the Stables, said she had attended both meetings 
and was not concerned with whoever is chosen as the departmental 
representative. She emphatically explained her frustration is that the 
Finance Division has never addressed any of their complaints. She 
requested the Commission see that the terms of the agreement are enforced. 

Commissioner Meyer was concerned that this issue had dragged on for such a 
long time. She thought the concessionaire should be given thirty days to 
act on the issues raised. She asked the General Manager to report the 
findings of these issues at the next Commission meeting. 

Commissioner Eickman noted that one must have certain procedures to enforce 
the terms of an agreement and that today the Commission was instituting 
those procedures to ensure that the agreement is properly enforced. 

Commissioner Friend explained the Commission was drafting a sublease to 
protect the boarders and that the concessionaire will be responsible to 
abide by the terms of the agreement. It was his feeling that Mr. Prindle 
was the appropriate designee since it is a business matter. 

Mary Burns pointed out that this is formal agreement and if it is not lived 
up to by the concessionaire, the department will follow the necessary 
procedures to rectify the matter. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Mori, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14552 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the selection of Finance Director 
Ernest Prindle as the department representative (with Property Manager 
Robin Burgstahler as the alternate) for Boarders Grievance Committee for 
the Golden Gate Park Stables. 
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21. SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM 

Approval of the claim of Alice Pecovsky - Personal Injury in the amount of 
$50,000. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle said this settlement is a result of an 
incident in 1982 when Ms. Pecovsky fell at Lake Merced. He explained the 
pathway is in very poor condition and there are no funds available to 
repave the area. 

General Manager Mary Burns explained if the department could obtain the 
necessary monies to repave Lake Merced, at a cost of approximately 
$110,000, these liability type of claims would be greatly lessened. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14553 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the claim of Alice Pecovsky - 
Personal Injury in the amount of $50,000. 



22. CANDLESTICK PARK 

DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY 

Ratification of the declaration of emergency by the Director of Public 
Works for Candlestick Park Phase IIB construction. 

Assistant General Manager for Administration Phil Arnold asked the 
Commission to endorse the Director of Public Works Declaration of Emergency 
for construction work for the Candlestick Park Luxury Boxes. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14555 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies the declaration of emergency by the 
Director of Public Works for Candlestick Park Phase IIB construction. 



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23. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14554 

RESOLVED, That this Commission accepts the following gifts valued at 
$16,192.00, for the Recreation and Park Department: 

a. From United Artists Communications, Inc., through Friends of 
Recreation and Parks, $500.00, for the Tenderloin Recreation Center's 
Annual Christmas party for children. 

b. From McKesson Foundation, Inc., through Friends of Recreation and 
Parks, $1,000.00, for the Tenderloin Recreation Center's Annual 
Christmas party for children. 

c. From Fireman's Fund Insurance Company Foundation, through Friends of 
Recreation and Parks, $600.00, for the Tenderloin Recreation Center's 
Annual Christmas party for children. 

d. From Sumitomo Bank of California, through Friends of Recreation and 
Parks, $200.00, for the Tenderloin Recreation Center's Annual 
Christmas party for children. 

e. From Mr. Lowell Groves, one orchid, valued at $50.00, for the 
Conservatory of Flowers. 

f. From Mrs. John Cella, one orchid, valued at $50.00, for the 
Conservatory of Flowers. 

g. From Strybing Arboretum Society, miscellaneous gifts valued at 
$12,087.00 for the Strybing Arboretum. 

h. From the Sisterhood Guild of Congregation of Emanu-El , through 
Strybing Arboretum Society, $705.00, for the Fellowship Student and 
for Spring Bulbs for Strybing Arboretum. 

i. From Hazel C. Sabine, donated in memory of Alma Westphal , through 
Strybing Arboretum Society, a memorial bench valued at $1,000.00 for 
Strybing Arboretum. 



24. COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS 

The following Commission Committee reports were submitted for the record: 

Parks and Planning Committee Meeting of November 6, 1986 
Finance Committee Meeting of November 7, 1986 
Candlestick Committee Meeting of November 13, 1986 



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25. ADJOURNMENT 



There being no further business the 605th 
Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Park. 
Commission was adjourned at 4:35 p.m. 




iauna' Marie Rose 
Commission Secretary 



Note: This calendar sets forth all actions taken by the Recreation and Park 
Commission on matters stated, but not necessarily the chronological 
order in which the matters were taken up. 



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December 8, 1986 



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Dianne Feinstein, Mayor 

RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION 

SPECIAL MEETING 



MINUTES 



JAN 13 1987 

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PUBLIC I.IBRARV 



A special meeting of the Recreation and Park Commission was called to order on 
Monday, December 8, 1986, at 3:00 p.m., by President Eugene L. Friend. 



1. ROLL CALL 

Present: 

Commissioner Eugene L. Friend, President 

Commissioner Amy Meyer, Vice President 

Commissioner Keith Eickman 

Commissioner Tommy Harris 

Commissioner Frances McAteer 

Absent: 

Commissioner Jeffrey K. Mori 

Commissioner Fred A. Rodriguez 



2. EXECUTIVE SESSION 

The members of the Recreation and Park Commission met In Executive Session 
to discuss the Lake Merced Bankruptcy case. 



3:10 p.m. - The Commission meeting was reconvened, 



LAKE MERCED B0ATH0USE 
MODIFICATION OF AGREEMENT 

Consideration of a modification to the previously approved financial 
package with Mirage Investments and Trustee for the Lake Merced Boathouse. 



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3. LAKE MERCED BOATHOUSE 

MODIFICATION OF AGREEMENT (Continued) 



On motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, 
following resolution was adopted: 



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RES. NO. 14555 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves a modification to the previously 
approved financial package with Mirage Investments and Trustee for the Lake 
Merced Boathouse. Said modification will provide: 



There being no further business the 
Special Meeting of the Recreation 
and Park Commission was adjourned 
at 3:^5-1 p.m. 





Marie Rose, Secretary 
Recreation and Park Commission 



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San Francisco, California 
^December 8, 1986 



Dianne Feinstein, Mayor 
RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION 
- . SPECIAL MEETING 



MINUTES 



JAN Z 11987 

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A special meeting of the Recreation and Park Commission was called to order on 
Monday, December 8, 1986, at 3:00 p.m., by President Eugene L. Friend. 



1. ROLL CALL 

Present: 

Commissioner Eugene L. Friend, President 

Commissioner Amy Meyer, Vice President 

Commissioner Keith Eickman 

Commissioner Tommy Harris 

Commissioner Frances McAteer 

Absent: 

Commissioner Jeffrey K. Mori 

Commissioner Fred A. Rodriguez 



EXECUTIVE SESSION 

The members of the Recreation and Park. Commission met in Executive Session 
to discuss the Lake Merced Bankruptcy case. 

3:10 p.m. - The Commission meeting was reconvened. 



3. LAKE MERCED BOATHOUSE . ,, 
MODIFICATION OF AGREEMENT 

Consideration of a modification to the previously approved financial 
package with Mirage Investments and Trustee for the Lake Merced Boathouse. 



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LAKE MERCED BOATHOUSE 

MODIFICATION OF AGREEMENT (Continued) 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, 
following resolution was adopted: 



seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the 



RES. NO. 14555 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves a modification to the previously 
approved financial package with Mirage Investments and Trustee for the Lake 
Merced Boathouse. Said modification will provide approval of a payment in 
the amount of $5,000.00 to Bill Fitzpatrick for personal restaurant 
property fixtures and equipment in the Boathouse. 



There being no further business the 
Special Meeting of the Recreation 
and Park Commission was adjourned 
at 3:15 p.m. 




!>se, Secretary 
Recreation and Park Commission 



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San Francisco, California 
December 18, 1986 



Dianne Feinstein, Mayor 

RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION uC,c - 

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MINUTES 






606TH REGULAR MEETING 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1986 - 2:00 P.M. 



The Six Hundred and Sixth Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Park Commission 
was called to order on Thursday, December 18, 1986, at 2:00 p.m. by 
Commissioner Eugene L. Friend. 



1. ROLL CALL 

Present: 

Commissioner Eugene L. Friend, President 

Commissioner Amy Meyer, Vice President 

Commissioner Keith Eickman 

Commissioner Tommy Harris 

Commissioner Frances McAteer 

Commissioner Jeffrey K. Mori 

Commissioner Fred A. Rodriguez 



APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the 
minutes of the Regular meeting of November 20, 1986, were approved as 
presented. 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES 
3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 

General Manager Mary Burns submitted the following report: 

" JOSEPH LEE RECREATION CENTER OPEN HOUSE 

On Sunday, December 6, an Anti-Drug March and Rally along Third Streei 
concluded with an Open House at Joseph Lee Recreation Center. 
Approximately 350 people attended the open house. Exhibits at the Center 
included a trampoline class from Milton Meyer, the City championship tabic 
tennis players from Chinese Playground, the Arts and Crafts Safari, kite 
making, a petting zoo, and other activities for children. A total of 11 
community groups also participated with information booths. The supporl 
for this event, from both City officials and members of the community, was 
most encouraging. 

BEACH CHALET PROGRESS REPORT 

The capital improvement project to bring the Beach Chalet up to code is ir 
progress, with a completion date scheduled for April, 1987. Currently the 
contractor is installing tiles on the roof, replacing windows, anc 
installing a fire sprinkler system. Steel beams to provide structural 
support and seismic upgrading are due to be installed at the end of 
December. The bidding process for a new tenant and the mural restoratior 
project will interface with the completion of the structural improvements. 

CITY GOLF TOURNAMENT 

The 71st annual City Golf Tournament will have a new sponsor this year — 
the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company. Robert Varner, the most recent sponsor, 
sold his Varner Ward company three years ago, but continued his sponsorship 
until a suitable replacement could be found. Anthony Azzarelo from Pepsi 
Cola will be Tournament Coordinator and Nels Cullenward will continue a; 
General Chairman, assuring a smooth transition. Pepsi will also sponsor 
the annual City Junior Tournament and the Father and Son Tournament. 

MEETING WITH U.S. FOREST SERVICE 

In late October, Commissioner Meyer, Barney Barron and I met with 
representatives of the U.S. Forest Service to discuss our concerns 
regarding management of the National Forest surrounding Camp Mather. 
Representatives of Camp Tawanga and other camps in the area alsc 
participated. The massive logging operations which would be allowed under 
the Forest Management Plan as currently proposed would pose a serious 
threat to the environment of the camps in this area. We will be attending 
a follow-up meeting with U.S. Forest Service Supervisor on January 13 ir 
Sonora. 



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3. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT (Continued) 



AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS EXHIBIT 

A blueprint of the original Golden Gate Park Children's Quarters site plan 
will be a featured work of an exhibit of rediscovered archival treasures 
sponsored by the Architectural Foundation of Northern California and the 
American Institute of Architects. The exhibit, entitled "Treasures of the 
Region 1875-1945: Found Records of a Special Place" is scheduled for 
January 14 through February 28, 1987, at the headquarters of the San 
Francisco Chapter of the AIA at 790 Market Street (open Monday through 
Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) . A reception will be held to celebrate the 
exhibit opening on January 14 at 6:30 p.m. The show will document the 
extraordinary contributions San Francisco Bay Region architects have made 
to the built environment, history of architecture, and design. 

CANDLESTICK PARK 

There is a slight possibility that there will be .one additional football 
playoff game at Candlestick. This game would be held on Sunday, January 
11. For this to happen, the Forty Niners must first beat Los Angeles 
Friday night, then beat either New York or Chicago, and for the wild card 
team to win against New York or Chicago. The field is beginning to show 
its wear and will be soft for Friday night's game because of the rain. 

Construction on the next phase of the renovation project at Candlestick 
will begin either on December 22 or in mid-January, depending on the 
results of tomorrow's game. This next phase of construction will Include 
twenty new luxury suites, a completely remodeled baseball press box, and a 
new scoreboard and sound system. Beginning next season, the City's box 
will be relocated to the remodeled press box. Along with this construction 
project, an amended stadium lease and a new scoreboard lease will be 
submitted to the Commission for review and approval. 



RETIREMENTS 

John Brennan 
Jack Walton 

DATES TO REMEMBER 



Gardener 
Gardener 



19 years service 
27 years service 



Saturday, December 20 
Tuesday, December 23 

Tuesday, January 6 



"Santa's Workshop" Children's Holiday Party, 
Sharon Building, 2 to 4 pm 

Tenderloin Rec. Center Christmas Party, 11:00 am 
to 1 :00 pm 

Recreation Children's Chorus Christmas Carol 
Festival, City Hall Rotunda, Noon to 1:00 pm 

Parks & Planning Committee, 9:00 am 
(Note Date Change) 

After School Recreation Program Advisory Task 
Force. 1 :30 pm" 



RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION MINUTES 

4. CONSENT CALENDAR 

Except as noted, all matters on the Consent Calendar were considered to be 
routine and acted upon by a single vote of the Commission. 

Commissioner Rodriguez explained he had discussed a few of the items before 
the meeting with Assistant General Manager for Administration Phil Arnolc 
and asked him to clarify the Commission on those items. 

Mr. Arnold explained the supporting data forms used for consent calendar 
items were relatively new and needed to be revised to include a line i ten 
for "budgeted funds" as well as the line item for "original cost estimate". 

Commissioner Meyer noted how costly it is to maintain the parcourse 
circuits. She thought it would be advantageous to have a sponsor or ar 
organization maintain or rehabilitate an existing parcourse as the real 
cost is in maintenance of a parcourse. 

General Manager Mary Burns noted the department has not had an offer tc 
donate a parcourse in over five years. A discussion ensued about the cosl 
of maintaining the parcourses and the fact the department does the repairs 
they are capable of doing in-house. The emergency work was for items the 
department cannot perform themselves. 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, seconded by Commissioner Harris, 
ratification of the following resolutions, which were processed under 
Resolution No. 13572, were approved. 

a. TEMPORARY PERSONNEL REQUISITIONS 
SUSPENSIONS AND TERMINATIONS 

RES. NO. 14556 

RESOLVED, That all Temporary Requisitions represented by numbers 
T60112 through T60117 during the period November 5, 1986 througf 
December 2, 1986 are approved and all suspensions and terminations are 
also approved. 

b. EMERGENCY REPAIRS 

WORK AUTHORIZED BY THE GENERAL MANAGER 

RES. NO. 14557 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies approval of emergency repairs 
and/or reconditioning authorized by the General Manager, processec 
under Resolution No. 13570, to permit the continuance of operations or 
to safeguard life or property. 

Location Vendor Amount 

Various Parcourse Circuits Parcourse, the" Fitness Co. $11,978.00 



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CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 



RESOLVED, That This Commission ratifies the following transactions 
authorized by Department staff under Recreation and Park Department 
Resolution No. 13572 providing for the continuous and uninterrupted 
operation of the Department: 



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MCLAREN PARK 
FINAL PAYMENT 



RES. NO. 14558 



RESOLVED, That ratification of final payment to Munkdale Bros., Inc., 
for John McLaren Park Development Phase II, in the amount of 
$1 ,000.00, is approved. 



NOE-BEAVER MINI PARK 
FINAL PAYMENT 



RES. NO. 14559 



RESOLVED, That ratification of final payment to Tamal Construction 
for Noe-Beaver Mini Park, in the amount of $7,004.50, is approved. 



VARIOUS LOCATIONS 
COURT RESURFACING 
FINAL PAYMENT 



RES. NO. 14560 



RESOLVED, That ratification of final payment to Malott & Peterson- 

Grundy for court resurfacing at Alice Chalmers, Golden Gate Heights, 

Grattan and Mlraloma Playground, In the amount of $11,708.00, 1s 
approved. 



CANDLESTICK PARK PHASE IA-2 RENOVATIONS 
CONTRACT MODIFICATION 



RES. NO. 14561 



RESOLVED, That ratification of contract modification to Nlbbl-Lowe for 
Candlestick Park Phase IA-2 Renovations, In the amount of $57,643.54, 
is approved. 



JAPANESE TEA GARDEN 
GATE RESTORATION 
FINAL PAYMENT 



RES. NO. 14562 



RESOLVED, That ratification of final payment to James E. 
Roberts-Ohbayashi , for Japanese Tea Garden Gates Restoration, In the 
amount of $16,039.89, Is approved. 



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4. CONSENT CALENDAR (Continued) 



FATHER BOEDDECKER PARK 
CONTRACT MODIFICATION 



RES. NO. 14563 

RESOLVED, That ratification of contract modification in the form of 
credit from Transco Builders, Inc., for Father Boeddecker Recreatio 
Center, in the amount of $181,654.00, is approved. 



i. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
EQUIPMENT SHELTERS 
CONTRACT MODIFICATION 



RES. NO. 14564 



RESOLVED, That ratification of contract modification to Echo West, fo 
Golden Gate Park Equipment Shelters, in the amount of $34,030.00, i 
approved. 



DOUGLASS FIELDHOUSE RENOVATIONS 
CONTRACT MODIFICATION 

RES. NO. 14565 

RESOLVED, That ratification of contract modification to the architect 
T.C. Chen, for Douglass Fieldhouse Renovations, in the amount o 
$1,927.38, is approved. 



STERN GROVE CLUBHOUSE RENOVATIONS 
CONTRACT MODIFICATION 

RES. NO. 14566 

RESOLVED, That ratification of contract modification to Gottlie 
Construction, Inc., for Stern Grove Clubhouse Renovations, in th 
amount of $38,061.76, is approved. 



1 . SAN FRANCISCO ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 
REPAIR OF RESTROOM FACILITIES 
FINAL PAYMENT - 

RES. NO. 14567 

RESOLVED, That ratification of final payment to Ernie Lowe and Son 
Construction Co., for repair of various restroom facilities at the Sa 
Francisco Zoological Gardens, in the amount of $6,453.00, is approved. 



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GENERAL CALENDAR 

5. GLEN PARK 

PHASE I RENOVATION PLANS 

Approval of Phase I renovation plans for Glen Park. 

Assistant to the General Manager Timothy Lillyquist gave a chronology of 
the Glen Park project: $96,000 has been allocated to rehabilitate the Glen 
Park Playground. In September the Glen Park Association asked the 
Department to defer community meetings for one month so that the affected 
neighbors could be notified through their community newsletter of the 
proposed plans. The item was then heard before the Parks and Planning 
Committee and the preliminary design was approved. At the October 16, 
1986 Commission meeting concern was voiced over the design and the item was 
referred to the Recreation Committee where it was reviewed and approved. 
At that meeting, Mr. Walter Kocian of the Department of Public Works was 
asked to draw alternatives that might address the concerns of those not 
pleased with the original design. The alternative design would cost an 
additional $35,000 which is not available. Mr. Lillyquist recommended 
approval of the original design. 

Cheryl Bry spoke in favor of adopting the alternative plan, known as Study 
"C". She explained she and her family have stopped using the Glen Park 
playground because it Is cold and damp and not in a sunny location. She 
preferred the development be done in a sunnier area of the park. She was 
aware it would be more costly but she thought it was unwise to spend money 
on an area that children will not use. 

Jeff Levinqe r wanted the playground area placed 1n the sunshine. He felt 
the northern portion of the park could be developed at a later date when 
funds become available. He pointed out the change in the meeting date of 
the Recreation Committee provided little community Input because they were 
unaware of the changed date. 

Lucretia Levinqer initially commented on the notification procedures and 
felt one month's advanced notice of any meeting was necessary. She 
explained she presented the alternative designs at a meeting she held with 
eight neighbors. The consensus of this meeting was to recommend 
Implementation of the southern half of Study "C" and to postpone 
construction of the northern section until funding becomes available and 
solutions are found to the problems that exist In that location. She 
wanted the playground moved to a sunnier location and a change for the 
access roads for service trucks. She opposed the original design because 
she felt the location was dark, cold, damp, and surrounded at two sides 
with tall buildings defaced with graffiti. She also noted the proposed 
retaining wall In the design plans does not please her. 

Thelma Wl 1 1 Jams explained she has been a long time resident of the area and 
park user. She was concerned that the plans take Into account safety 
Issues. She cited as a safety Issue the fact that balls from the field 
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5. GLEN PARK 

PHASE I RENOVATION PLANS (Continued) 

Dawn Murayama , speaking on behalf of the Glen Park Association, explaim 
they had voted unanimously for the original plan with the understandii 
that staff will continue to work with the community on this project. SI 
said there could be more sunlight in the present playground if the tre< 
are properly trimmed. She added she had polled some members of tl 
Association and there was concern about the 14-16" fence that wou 
necessary under Study "C". 

Halter Kocian of the Department of Public Works explained he h, 
investigated the possibility of relocating the playground. He found tl 
site had a number of constraints dating back to when the facility w, 
originally built. He showed the alternative designs and described tl 
problems and features of each alternative. Mr. Kocian felt that due to tl 
configuration of the site there is no other suitable location for the pl< 
area. He also discussed shadow factors and felt pruning of the eucalypti 
trees would heighten light in the existing playground. 

Lucretia Levinger spoke about dry rot and the eucalyptus trees and tl 
residue oil dropped onto the sand from the trees. General Manager Ma: 
Burns emphasized that this matter would be addressed in the renovati< 
plans and be done properly. 

Commissioner McAteer explained she was unhappy there was not unanimoi 
agreement from the community on the renovation plans but she felt it wi 
the best plan and it was not wise to delay the project, especially si rn 
funding wasn't available. 

On recommendation of the Recreation Program Committee and on motion i 
Commissioner Rodriguez, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the followii 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14568 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the Phase I renovation plans f< 
Glen Park. Provided, further, that additional shrubbery be placed aloi 
the building, benches be relocated to a sunnier area and that efforts I 
undertaken to maximize sunlight to the playground. 

6. GOLDEN GATE PARK 
ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 

Approval of front entry improvements for the Academy of Sciences. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained this item was heard before the Pari 
and Planning Committee and received approval. Mr. Eugene Behlen from tl 
Academy of Sciences was present and explained the improvements for tl 
front entry. He showed a drawing of the front of the structure whii 
depicted the location of pillars, banners and a street sign on the froi 
porch by the steps. The location of the street sign will enable passii 
vehicles to see the signage as they drive by the building. 



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6. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (Continued) 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14569 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the front entry improvements for 
the Academy of Sciences. 



7. GOLDEN GATE PARK 

STANYAN AND WALLER STREETS 
BUS SHELTER MURAL 

Ratification of the Municipal Railway bus shelter mural at Stanyan and 
Waller Streets. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained this item had been ratified by the 
Parks and Planning Committee and was for the transit system shelter mural 
located on park property. She explained there was concern as the mural is 
already in place and the Commission had not been Informed of this action. 
The Commission does not participate in the Issue of artistic worthiness but 
rather addresses the siting of art pieces on park property. Unfortunately, 
the Municipal Railway had obtained approval from the Arts Commission but 
not from the Recreation and Park Commission as they were not aware the bus 
shelter was located on park property. 

Mr. Tom Jordan of the Municipal Railway explained the Boys Club contacted 
his department 1n July asking 1f a mural could be placed at the Stanyan and 
Waller Streets transit bus shelter. Because his department has no 
maintenance policy for bus shelters and the shelter was very unsightly, the 
concept of a mural was favorably viewed. Mr. Jordan sought approval from 
the appropriate agencies for the mural, Including the Art Commission. 
Since he was under the Impression that Municipal Railway was the owner of 
the shelter he did not seek approval from the Recreation and Park 
Commission. He noted Instances of graffiti have lessened since the 
placement of the mural and that the Boys' Club has agreed to maintain It. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Harris, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14570 

RESOLVED, That this Commission ratifies the Municipal Railway bus shelter 
mural at Stanyan and Waller Streets. 



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CIVIC CENTER PLAZA 
BROOKS HALL STAIRWAY 

Approval of plans for Brooks Hall stairway at Civic Center. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained this item had received approval from 
the Parks and Planning Committee and that Mr. Ed Janelli of the Department 
of Public Works was present to explain the proposed plans. 

Mr. Janelli displayed a drawing of the stairway and explained the plan to 
place a roll down grille at the bottom of the stairwell to prevent people 
from sleeping on the steps. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following 
resolution was adopted: 



RES. NO. 14571 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the plans for Brooks Hall stairway 
at Civic Center. 



EUREKA VALLEY PLAYGROUND 
MURAL-MEZZANINE ART ROOM 

Approval of design for mural for mezzanine art room at the Eureka Valley 
Playground. 

Betsy Miller-Kusz, an artist who works at the Eureka Valley and Mission 
Recreation Center, displayed a half-wall mural for Eureka Valley Playground 
to be placed in the mezzanine art room. The artist will sketch the mural, 
and adults, senior citizens and teenagers will help her apply paint. The 
half-wall mural will have muted colors, with two generalized figures meant 
to be interpretative. The artist has obtained her own funding and has 
received approval from the Art Commission. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner Harris, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14572 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the design for mural for mezzanine 
art room at the Eureka Valley Playground. 



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10. MISSION RECREATION CENTER 
MURAL-ARTS AND CRAFTS ROOM 

Approval of the design of a mural for arts and crafts room at the Mission 
Recreation Center (Treat Street Side). 

Betsy Miller-Kusz, an artist who works at the Eureka Valley and Mission 
Recreation Centers, displayed a wall mural for the arts and crafts room at 
the Mission Recreation Center. She explained it will be full wall mural 
that will be done by children from age three to teenagers. The design will 
include a pinata, musicians, dancers, trees, flowers, cars and low-riders 
and houses/apartment buildings. She also noted that funding has already 
been obtained. 

On recommendation of the Parks and Planning Committee and on motion of 
Commissioner McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14573 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the design of a mural for arts and 
crafts room at the Mission Recreation Center (Treat Street Side). 



11. GOLDEN GATE STABLES 
PRIVATE LESSON RATES 

Approval of an adjustment of the private lesson rate for one hour from 
$24.00 to $30.00. 

Property Manager Robin Burgstahler explained the operator at Golden Gate 
Stables has asked to Increase the private lesson rate. She conducted a 
survey of the operators and found this rate to be the standard in the 
industry. She also noted there is usually fifteen minutes of lag time 
where the student learns general sportmanship such as how to put a saddle 
on a horse and that the actual lesson time 1s 45 minutes. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14574 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the adjustment of the private 
lesson rate for one hour from $24.00 to $30.00. 



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12. CIVIC CENTER GARAGE 

APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURE 

Approval of expenditure in an amount not to exceed $20,000 for purchase o 
power sweeper at Civic Center Garage. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained the Civic Plaza Parkin 
Corporation has requested that $20,000 be expended to purchase a powe 
sweeper to clean the Civic Center Garage. It is thought that the sweepe 
may also be utilized to clean the Civic Center Plaza area in addition t 
the garage. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissione 
McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Mori, the following resolution wa 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14575 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves an expenditure in an amount not t 
exceed $20,000 for purchase of power sweeper for Civic Center Garage. 



13. PORTSMOUTH SQUARE GARAGE 
GRAPHICS AND SIGNAGE DESIGN 

Approval of expenditure from surplus funds in an amount not to excee 
$16,000 for graphics and signage design at Portsmouth Square Garage. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained the Portsmouth Plaza Parkin 
Corporation has requested approval of an expenditure for graphics an 
signage in conjunction with the renovation project slated for the garage 
He explained funding will come from surplus reserves held by th 
Corporation and that the graphics and signage program will be reviewed b 
the Commission. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissione 
Friend, seconded by Commissioner Eickman, the following resolution wa 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14576 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves an expenditure from surplus fund 
in an amount not to exceed $16,000 for graphics and signage design a 
Portsmouth Square Garage. 



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14. ST. BONIFACE CHURCH 
RENTAL OF PROPERTY 

Approval of lease with Saint Boniface Church for rental of approximately 
8,600 square feet for continuation of Tenderloin Outreach Program. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained this lease is to continue the 
Tenderloin Outreach Program. Mr. Prindle explained many questions in the 
lease were raised at the Finance Committee and that those items have been 
resolved and reviewed by the City Attorney. He pointed out that the term 
of the lease runs from January 1, 1987 to June 30, 1987 with two one-year 
options and that the termination clause in the agreement has been deleted. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
McAteer, seconded by Commissioner Harris, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14577 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the lease with Saint Boniface 
Church for rental of approximately 8,600 square feet for continuation of 
Tenderloin Outreach Program. 

15. LAKE MERCED 

FISHING AND BOATING LEASE 
AWARD OF LEASE 

Approval of award of Fishing and Boating lease at Lake Merced to Urban 
Parks Concessionaire. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained a public hearing was held at 
Harding Restaurant attended by approximately 15 members of the public. The 
Issues discussed were the (a) rules and regulations, (b) the fishing 
enhancement program and (c) the Increase in fees. The members of the 
public were not concerned about the proposal to raise the fees provided the 
monies were used to restock the lake. The public also inquired about 
obtaining additional shoreline for fishing, particularly on the south lake 
and that better policing of the area be done to ensure that those who use 
the area are paying members. 

Commissioner Rodriguez said there were a number of Issues and concerns In 
the lease that were raised at the Finance Committee and he was aware that a 
revised lease had been prepared since that meeting. He asked if the 
revised lease addressed all the concerns expressed at the Finance Committee. 

Mr. Prindle said the lease has been reviewed by City Attorney. He 
explained one further addition has been Incorporated Into the lease as a 
result of the public hearing which provides that, quarterly, it will be 
ascertained what type of fish should be purchased for the Lake. 

Commissioner Mori asked about the possibility of extending the fishing area 
to a greater length of shoreline. General Manager Mary Burns explained 
this issue would be addressed in the Master Plan for Lake Merced. 



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15. LAKE MERCED 

FISHING AND BOATING LEASE 
AWARD OF LEASE (Continued) 

Commissioner Meyer clarified the concern of the public was due to the fai 
that even though fees were paid to the previous concessionaire the lake \ 
not restocked. 

Park Planner Deborah Learner explained the department hoped to insti 
floating fish docks in the future. The department will have to sati: 
requirements of an environmental evaluation, perform a botanist study tl 
will ensure such docks will not disturb endangered species on the Lake 
shore. 

A discussion ensued regarding the reasons that rules and regulations • 
use of Lake Merced were incorporated into this lease. Mr. Print 
explained that there still is flexibility to modify the rules i 
regulations even though they are part of the lease. 

Commissioner Rodriguez felt the Commission should first approve Item j 
(Lake Merced Rules and Regulations) before approving Item #15 (Award 
Lease) as the lease included the rules and regulations. The Commiss 
then took up Item #16 before completing action on this item. 

Later, on recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion 

Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the follow 
resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14578 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the award of the Fishing i 
Boating lease at Lake Merced to Urban Parks Concessionaire. 

16. LAKE MERCED 

RULES AND REGULATIONS 

Approval of the rules and regulations covering operation of Lake Merced. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained notices were sent to over : 
members of the public about the rules and regulations. Urban Pai 
Concessionaire also posted signs about the meeting at Lake Merced. 

Commissioner Meyer pointed out that the rule regarding the operation of i 
boat in the red buoyed area in front of the shooting range on the Sot 
Lake had been omitted and asked that it be incorporated to the rules i 
regulations. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissior 

Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution v 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14579 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the rules and regulations, 
amended, governing the operation of Lake Merced. 



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17. LAKE MERCED 

FISHING AND BOATING FEE AND CHARGES 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained these items had been reviewed by 
the Finance Committee and received approval provided a public hearing was 
held at Lake Merced concerning the fees and charges. He noted that such a 
meeting had been held and no concerns were expressed about the rate 
increase provided the fees and charges paid by the members will revert back 
to restocking of fish at Lake Merced. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Elckman, seconded by Commissioner Meyer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14580 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the revised fees and charges for 
Lake Merced Fishing and Boating, effective Janaury 1, 1987, as follows: 



ACTIVITY 



PRESENT RATES 



APPROVED RATES 



Row Boats/Canoes 
Hour 
1/2 Day 
Full Day 



$ 4.00 
12.00 
16.00 



$ 5.00 
14.00 
19.00 



Senior Rates - No Change - Same rates for midweek use only; full price 
on weekends and holiday periods. 



Paddle Boats 
Hour 
1/2 Day 
Full Day 



$ 6.00 
20.00 
N/A 



$ 7.00 
20.00 
N/A 



Senior Rates - No Change - Same rates for midweek use only; full price 
on weekends and holiday periods. 



Electric Motor Boats 

Hour $ 6.00 

1/2 Day 18.00 

Full Day N/A 

Senior Rates (Midweek Only): 

Hour $ 3.00 

1/2 Day 9.00 

Full Day N/A 

Boat Storage Rates 
No Charge 

Boat Launch 

Carry On $ 1.00 

Hoist 2.00 

Hoist Assisted 4.00 



$ 7 


00 


20 


00 


29 


00 


$ 3 


50 


10 


00 


14 


50 



$2.50 
3.00 
5.00 



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18. LAKE MERCED 

FISHING ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee, and on motion of Commissioner 
Eickman, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14581 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the following fees for the Soutf 
Lake Fishing Enhancement Program at Lake Merced: 

Current Fee Approved Fee 

Daily Fee $ .50 $1.00 

Annual Senior Fee 2.00 4.00 

Annual Non Senior 4.00 8.00 

Youth 15 and Under FREE FREE 



19. SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM 

Approval of the claim of Michael Grant - personal injury in the amount o1 
$2,500.00. 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained this claim was a result of til( 
falling off the Chinese Pavillion and causing injury to claimant. 

Commissioner Meyer asked what progress been made to repair the Chines* 
Pavillion and noted the continued state of deterioration of the pavillior 
makes it a public hazard. A discussion ensued about encouraging Tapei t< 
make repairs which will ensure that the deterioration is eliminated ant 
that quality material will be used so that the condition will not occur 
again. 

Commissioner Eickman noted that the claimant said the warning sign was no1 
visible and that the department has now fenced off the area. 

President Friend stressed the obligation of having both the staff anc 
Commission report any abnormal condition to avert any possible hazardous 
condition. He emphasized the importance of this issue from a safety anc 
liability standpoint. 

Mary Burns explained a Department-wide safety committee has beer 
established which meets monthly reporting on the various programs anc 
conditions. She has also requested a safety officer position in the budgel 
to work solely on potential problem areas in the department and hazardous 
materials used in the horticultural field. 

On recommendation of the Finance Committee and on motion of Commissioner 
Eickman, seconded by Commissioner Friend, the following resolution was 
adopted: 

RES. NO. 14582 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the claim of Michael Grant - 
personal injury in the amount of $2,500.00. 

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20. EXECUTIVE SESSION 



The Commission recessed its meeting at 4:15 p.m. in order to convene in 
executive session to discuss a personnel matter. The meeting was 
reconvened at 4:25 p.m. 

On motion of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner McAteer, the 
Commission confirmed the appointment of Hal Flinn as Superintendent of 
Recreation. 

RES. NO. 14583 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the appointed of Hal Flinn as 
Superintendent of Recreation. 

21. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS 

Finance Director Ernie Prindle explained that Item G (below) should also 
include approximately $70,000 in securities. Commissioner Rodriguez asked 
how the City would invest and manage the securities. The Commission 
directed Mr. Prindle to consult with the Treasurer to ascertain what type 
of oversight is performed for managing securities. 

President Friend noted the kind donation of Betty Silverman for the bridle 
paths. 

On recommendation of Commissioner Eickman, seconded by Commissioner 
McAteer, the following resolution was adopted: 

RES. NO. 14584 

RESOLVED, That this Commission accepts the following gifts valued at 
approximately $22,265.39, to the Recreation and Park Department: 

a. From Bay Laurel Nursery, two hundred and forty-eight rhododendrons, 
valued at $2,232.00, for Golden Gate Park. 

b. From George C, Cheek, through Friends of Recreation and Parks, 
$100.00, for the Tenderloin Recreation Center's Annual Christmas party 
for children. 

c. From the Naval Officers Wives Club of Treasure Island, through Friends 
of Recreation and Parks, $500.00, for the Tenderloin Recreation 
Center's Annual Christmas party for children. 

d. From Mrs. Betty Walden Silverman, through Friends of Recreation and 
Parks, $4,198.25 for the improvement of Golden Gate Park's bridle 
paths. 



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21. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS (Continued) 



e. From the Strybing Arboretum Society, ten tons of stone for the Streatr 
Bed on the Nature Trail, valued at $954.00 and three Giant Bird of 
Paradise Plants (Stelitzia Nicolai), valued at $200.00, total value at 
$1,154=00, for the Strybing Arboretum. 

g. From the trust of the will of Augustof Honore, $7,862.00 in cash and 
approximately $70,000 in securities, for the care of animals at the 
San Francisco Zoo. 

h. From the trust of Christopher Page, $6,219.14, for new planting and/or 
maintenance of plantings in Golden Gate Park. 



22. COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS 

The following Commission Committee reports were submitted for the record: 

Parks and Planning Meeting of December 3, 1986 

Recreation Committee Meeting of December 4, 1986 

Finance Committee Meeting of December 8, 1986 

Mather, Arboretum, Conservatory Meeting of December 9, 1986. 



23. ADJOURNMENT 

On motion of Commissioner Friend, the meeting was adjourned in memory of 
Theodore Kaplanis. 

On motion of Commissioner McAteer, the meeting was adjourned in memory of 
Irene Ashe, mother of Peter Ashe. 

On motion of Commissioner Harris, the meeting was adjourned in memory of 
Angela Lembo, mother of Tom Lembo. 

On motion of Commissioner Meyer, the meeting was adjourned with best wishes 
for a speedy recovery to Betty Silverman. 

There being no further business the 606th 
Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Park 
Commission was adjourned at 4:30 p.m. 



Shauna Marie Rose 
Commission Secretary 



Note: This calendar sets forth all actions taken by the Recreation and Park 
Commission on matters stated, but not necessarily the chronological 
order in which the matters were taken up. 

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ACTION CALENDER 



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